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Why I Should Follow My Child’s Example and Say “No”

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“NO!” My two year old son has that word down pat. I ask him a question and he tells me “No”. Sometimes I think he says “No” just because he likes the way it sounds. I picked him up from school and asked him if he played today. “No play!”…

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About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Contributors, Cooking, Food, Heather Barnes

5 Reasons I Plan Our Weekly Menu

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Living in the country has it’s advantages, but one thing it doesn’t have is delivery. Seriously, when you live in the country, restaurants don’t deliver. This means it’s up to us to get dinner on the table. Before I stumbled across an article on menu planning, getting dinner on the…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Contributors, DIY Projects, For the Home, Heather Barnes, Hobbies, Sewing

Family Quilts

Family Quilts

I think if you live in the country, a quilt should be covering your bed. Many stores sell their version of a quilt. But somehow, the quilts sold at a big-box store just don’t hold the same nostalgia as one made by hand. My standard for a quilt was set…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Contributors, Heather Barnes

Who’s Your Neighbor?

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Growing up in the city I was surrounded by neighbors. I only had to walk out the front door to see four houses across the street and one on each side of me. From the back yard I had a view of all the houses on the street behind us.…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Heather Barnes

The Front Porch Light

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I grew up in town.  When you live in town people coming to see you use the front door, so you leave the front porch light on. I have lived in rural areas for almost 15 years.  It didn’t take me long to learn when you live outside the city limits,…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Contributors, Farming, Heather Barnes, Parenting

He’s Going to Be a Farmer

HE'S GOING TO BE A FARMER

Dear Son, Today we stopped by the farm. As is your habit since you started walking, we visited every tractor at the shop and you sat in the driver’s seats to “drive” each one. While you were making your rounds one of the men there said “He’s going to be…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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