Posts in Self-Care
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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Building Friendships In Rural Areas

Oh, the challenges of making friends and building friendships in rural areas! Friends in rural areas can be hard to come by. Perhaps you live several miles from your nearest neighbor. Or there is no one in the same life stage as you within a hundred miles it seems. That can get challenging and frustrating! I think many of us within the Rural Sisterhood Community can relate.

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Hand Gestures and Other Forms of Communication in an Ag Operation

f you have spent any time around farmers or ranchers, you have either experienced their hand gesture language first hand or heard stories about that infamous form of communication. Usually this is a random combination of hand gestures, offered up to communicate directions, their meanings most often only understood by the one gesturing.

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Stuck In A Rut?

Do you ever feel like your wheels are spinning, like if you could put yourself into four-wheel drive, you could push yourself out of that big old rut you’re stuck in? Perhaps the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? If you could cut the wires that fence you in, life would be easier, simpler, and you could be happier?

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Defeating the Winter Blues!

Life in rural areas can be tough during winter.  Isolation is a very real thing and for those of us who need frequent interaction with others that can get quite challenging.  Perhaps you live an hour from the nearest city and you don’t know quite what to do when there are what seem to be unending snow storms and you can barely get your animals checked much less a make a trip into the city.

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Are You A Rookie Farm Wife?

With harvest each year, the struggles and challenges of farm life are sometimes magnified.  As I explained to a non-ag friend, it’s like a race.  We’re always behind and trying to finish before “all is lost.”  A couple of weeks ago, as I was lamenting yet another needed combine repair, my husband looked at me and said flatly, “Come on.  This isn’t your rookie year.  You should be used to this by now.”

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10 Things That Brighten My Day!

One of the things that I work hard at, is staying grateful! So one day this past week when I was especially discouraged, I wrote down 10 things that brighten my day! It definitely brought a smile to my face and so I thought I'd share with all of you!

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TMI! Feminine Care for the Woman in Ag!

As you know, I share many things that I'm learning or have learned on The Rural Sisterhood blog. Well, this is no different. If I have found something that makes life easier for me as a woman in ag, than I want to pass it along. That being said, the title gives you an idea of what this post will be about, so if you'd rather not hear/read about feminine care than please just click away. No hard feelings!

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Finding Calm After The Storm

This past month has been full of severe thunderstorms in our area. There have been storm chasers in our town and surrounding areas. Our phones have been heralding announcements of weather warnings, lake wind advisories, and announcements of tornadic signatures. We have spent afternoons and evenings scrambling to get everything put away and in the safest spot possible.

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