Posts tagged Farm Wife
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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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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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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Does The Title Matter?

There is some debate in the online communities about what is the appropriate title for a woman in agriculture. Is she a farmer, a rancher, a farmer's wife or a rancher’s wife? There are many different circumstances and emotions that can determine which identity or title may best describe a female in the Ag industry. Regardless of our chosen title, we need to support each other in our goals and put our competitive nature about who works harder aside!

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