Posts in Agriculture
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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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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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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My Favorite Day of The Year!

We waited with anticipation on the semi hauling the cows. This is one of my most favorite days of the year! It was a glorious, warm spring day! White fluffy Cotton-like clouds dotted the bright blue sky. It couldn't have been a more perfect day! Finally, the semi began its descent down the hill into the river bottom! So much preparation had already been done.

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Montana's Longest Table!

Farm to table, soil to skillet, fence line to fork, gate to plate – no matter what you call it, events and restaurants featuring locally grown products are springing up across the country. Consumers are voicing their desire to better understand where their food comes from and eateries catering to this are showing up in large cities and small-town settings alike.

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You Look Like A Farmer!

The other day I was told I looked like a farmer. Which is ironic because that day had highs and lows that definitely resembled farming as a whole. It started like any other day, errands, running to and from preschool, library, extension office, and grocery store. Busy, but doable without being late anywhere (one of my pet peeves). Then the extra things got added on. Good things; necessities; things offered by generous neighbors.

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The Heart of a Rural Sister: Tana

This month I had the privilege of interviewing Tana! She is a farmer/rancher in north eastern Montana! One of the things that stood out to me during our interview is how much Tana loves and appreciates her husband. Yes, they have their struggles too, but I could tell how much emphasis they have both placed on their relationship! I hope as you read Tana's story, that you are inspired too!

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The Heart of a Rural Sister: Bonnie

I have had the privilege to get to know Bonnie through The Rural Sisters' Community! She is one amazing lady. She is driven, loyal, a lifelong learner and has the heart of an entrepreneur! I know you'll be inspired by her story just like I have been. Thank you Bonnie, for sharing your story with me and allowing me to share it here!

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