Is our Ag-vocating pointless?

Those of us in Agriculture, can no longer think or say things like, “you won’t get it unless you grew up on a farm or ranch and are living it”. We cannot let that pass our lips! 

Our experiences provide depth and emotion to our advocating for Agriculture. Many of the opposing viewpoints or loudest voices that may be the most detrimental to Agriculture are very emotionally based. Sharing our experiences, struggles, passion, memories, traditions, and loyalty shows investment of the deepest kind and is the best way to combat the statements of emotionally based bandwagon joiners.

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A piece of FarmHer advice I really dislike!

There is a frequently used piece of advice that is given between generations of women and FarmHer to FarmHer that just rubs me the wrong way every time I hear it. This piece of advice is this: “Don’t learn a new skill on the farm unless you want to do it for the rest of your life!” Now if you’ve said that, I still love you and think you’re awesome, but I want to share with you why it bugs me!

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Writing in the "in between" moments

In the last couple weeks I’ve had several sweet readers and social media followers mention to me how they love to read my articles and that they don’t know how I manage to find time to write within the demands of our daily lives. I so appreciate their comments and love! There are certainly some days where I don’t know how I’ll find time to write and share, but my usual response to that is, “Thank you so much for reading what I write!” And “Oh, I just use the ‘in between moments’!”.

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Where are you from?

For those of you who know my story, you know that I was raised in Mount Shasta California, attended college in San Jose California and then moved to Montana to complete 2, 3 month internships and never left! So, yes I was born and raised in California, but that state doesn’t feel like home anymore and has only a part in defining where I’m from.

But, Where am I from?

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"Precious Moments" Children

I think we’re all familiar with Precious Moments and their line of all sorts of things from coloring books to ceramic figurines that are characterized by sweet angelic children. Many of them have a faith quality to them of children bowing their heads sweetly in prayer or carefully holding their Bibles…There may not be any Precious Moments type kiddos at your house. There sure aren’t at mine, but with our guidance and support, our kiddos’ own unique versions of precious moments will be apparent!

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10 Ways To Make Time Blocking Work For The Woman In Ag!

Have you ever heard of time blocking? I hadn’t. So I did a bit of research…You know how we always say, “You can’t count on a schedule staying as is, because something in farming or ranching will come up and you’ll have to change your plans!”? Well, Time Blocking gives you a guideline and structure for scheduling your day, yet has built in flexibility!

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Without Daddy

Today I’m packing. Packing clothes, swimsuits, activities for the girls, and all our baby “stuff” for my expectant sister in law! One thing I’m not packing is items for my hubby. I haven’t been sure how to feel about this. On one hand there is great anticipation for the girls and I to spend time over the 4th with Aunts, Uncles, cousins, Grandma and Grandpa, but with that excitement comes a sense of sadness. 

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The Stretch

Each new milestone is stretching me. I might stretch, kicking and screaming, but I’m stretching and learning. This last rain storm, although desired greatly and so much gratitude offered for it, brought added challenges to my life. A trusty 4 wheeler was not so trustworthy. My last option pickup died. The fields and pastures were so saturated I couldn’t get in without the 4 wheeler, which left me on foot chasing cows in the pouring rain.

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