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To Be a Farm Wife

To Be a Farm Wife

When I think of a “farm wife” I think of my Grandma Margaret. I grew up listening to stories about the farm and everything a good farm wife did. Taking meals out to the men who were working long hours in the field; growing gardens and collecting eggs to feed…

Heidi Primrose

About Heidi Primrose

Although she grew up in a small town in Iowa surrounded by agriculture, Heidi Primrose never imagined she would one day marry a farmer and live less than 15 miles from where she was born. But 13 years ago, she started dating a farmer. During their 5-year courtship she learned a lot about raising cattle and sheep, baling hay, and planting and harvesting corn. Not only did she fall in love with a farmer but she fell in love with a way of life. Eight years of marriage and three children later, Heidi could never imagine her life any other way. The ups and downs of farming can be a struggle but she is grateful for the life her and her family lead. Heidi works as a Speech Pathologist for the local Area Education Agency but is also a full-time mother and farmwife.

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Contributors, Kelley Nuttle, Relationships

And The Greatest Gift Of All Is…Love

7 Ways

Since the holiday of love just passed, I wanted to share 7 little ways that you can show your love to your significant other, not just on Valentine’s Day. I am definitely not perfect and neither is my husband but we both make an effort to show our love for one another…

Kelley Nuttle

About Kelley Nuttle

Kelley Nuttle is a stay-at-home mom from Western Kansas who has passion for family, making memories, taking photographs, traveling and learning new things. She grew up in Northeastern Oklahoma and made the move to Kansas after falling in love with her husband. They live in their dream home with a little bit of land, a neat old red barn and room to grow their family. Kelley is looking forward to sharing her adventures of life in words and photographs, hoping to inspire everyone to enjoy the little things!

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Advice, Connie Gochenaur, Contributors, Parenting, Relationships

Motherhood is Like A Dance: Step In, Step Back, Step Out, Step In…

MOTHERHOOD IS LIKE A DANCE

Thoughts about mothers and daughters and their relationships consume me these days.  Motherhood is something most of us ask for and wish for; we enter willingly and with anticipation.   We almost go into it lightly and casually.   There should be classes, a degree, or a council of “Wise Old…

Connie Gochenaur

About Connie Gochenaur

Connie is a stay-at-home-empty-nester mother of four beautiful girls. She loves strong coffee, good pie, historical novels, my family, and God. Now that her family is grown, Connie is discovering her creative side, and has recently dabbled in art, writing and crocheting. She feels completely blessed to live her life with her husband of almost 40 years. However, a recent move to a small Amish community in Indiana has turned the world Connie knew upside down. “Green Acres” has become her theme song as she adjusts to this new life. Connie is thankful to God for his grace and patience with as Connie figures out who she is and where she fits in the midst of all this change. Although her writing journey is just beginning, you can find a few more of Connie’s posts at mydayswelllived.com

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Advice, Contributors, Farming, Featured, Relationships, Sara Jensen

Farm Wife, Working Wife, or Both?

Farm Wife, Working Wife, or Both - Rural Housewives

by Sara Jensen As I make my 45 minute commute into Oklahoma City, I can’t help but think about what my husband will be doing that day. My mind often wonders to the never ending to-do list he talks about in his sleep and sometimes mentions while awake. Most days…

Sara Jensen

About Sara Jensen

Although Sara did not grow up in a farming family, she knew her place in life was in the agriculture industry. Her first step, go to Oklahoma State University and major in Agricultural Communications where her passion went from a spark to wildfire. Next, she met a super cute farm boy in an Animal Science class who had gorgeous curls and lime green eyes. It just so happened that Sara would marry that boy from class three years later and live in a small, farming community southwest of Oklahoma City. Her husband, Jared, currently works on the family farm where he raises wheat and manages a cow/calf operation. Sara, a budding photographer and freelance writer, is the Assistant Editor for the NRHA Reiner at the National Reining Horse Association where she writes and edits material for the international monthly magazine dedicated to the sport of Reining. While they don’t have any children yet, their dog “Sadie” keeps them on their toes at home.

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Advice, Contributors, Farming, Kelly Whiteman Snipes, Relationships

The Grass is Never Greener…

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…on the other side. What is the ‘other side’ anyways? Most of us are familiar with this old saying. I find it fun that it is obviously a metaphor taken from the farm. We’ve all seen horses, cows and goats strrreeetttccchhiiiinnggg under the fence to munch on the grass and…

Kelly Whiteman Snipes

About Kelly Whiteman Snipes

Kelly is a born and raised Hoosier from northern Indiana. After growing up on a small farm, she went to Purdue University where she studied in various design and writing majors. After an indecisive several years, she wound up with a Bachelors Degree in General Studies. On her college journey, Kelly states, “Friends and family always pushed me into design and writing. I’m glad to have the skills gained in those areas, but if I could go back in time, I’d love a degree in agriculture. It’s what I know and love. Design is a just a hobby. A job. Ag is a passion. We can’t go back in time so I enjoy using my writing and design skills paired with my love for agriculture Post college, back at home, Kelly met her husband Dan via a blind date set up by a mutual friend. He was a simple Indiana farm boy only 20 minutes away from where Kelly grew up. He had a passion for agriculture like she had never seen. Following 3 1/2 years of dating, on the very unique date of 9/10/11, Kelly and Dan were married. After purchasing Dan’s great-grandparents farm together, they built their dream home, a pole barn house designed by Kelly with a two story living quarters. It’s a perfect way of life for them as their “garage” also serves as Dan’s farm shop where he can wrench on their older International Harvester equipment. Together, Dan and Kelly farm a few hundred acres of soybeans and corn with Dan’s parents. They dream of picking up a lot more ground and having livestock on the farm again someday. Kelly spends her days working at home on her blog Old Blue Silo, doing free lance design or writing and working on the farm. She enjoys decorating, antiquing, landscaping, riding horses, entertaining friends, tractor pulls, social media and four wheeling.

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Contributors, Farming, Jessica Wilcox, Relationships

Something Worth Celebrating…

My little brother was in charge of the shivaree/send off- I think we had a pretty tame one- at least by my family’s standards…

by Jessica Wilcox Remember way back when to the “good ol’ days”, back when you were always so excited to turn another year older? Every year brought new accomplishments and life skills that I couldn’t wait to conquer! The ripe old age of 9 meant I was old enough to…

Jessica Wilcox

About Jessica Wilcox

Farming and ranching has always been at the core of Jessica’s life. She took her first steps in a corn field, and was driving tractors and combines while her friends were hanging out at the mall. Her family has been farming across Oklahoma since the 1893 Land Run. With such a great Family Farm history behind her, it was not surprising when Jessica ended up at Oklahoma State University, graduating with a degree in Agronomy and minors in Ag Economics and Ag Business. While at OSU, Jessica met a tall, dark, and handsome Wheat Farmer from Northwest Oklahoma, who happened to be getting his Agronomy Degree also. Clint and Jessica got married in May 2007, and moved back to Clint’s family farm SW of Fairview, OK. When they are not working as Crop Insurance Agents, you will find Jessica and Clint in a wheat or canola field, or out checking cows. When Jessica has a spare moment she likes to spend it at the barn with her American Quarter Horses or with her Border Collie.

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Advice, Barbara Siemen, Contributors, Parenting, Relationships

Why I Get Up at 5 AM

by Barbara Siemen- This is a post Barbara wrote for the Michigan Ag Council. They are doing a series this month “Why I….” from farmers from all over the state. Barbara gives a unique perspective in that she is “city girl” and doesn’t work on their farm, yet she still finds…

Barbara Siemen

About Barbara Siemen

Barbara grew up in a typical 9-5 family in Mid-Michigan, but had family roots in the countryside. Though her initial college plans involved a big-city future, she fell in love first semester with a charismatic farm boy with flirty green eyes. Dorm dates turned into weekend trips back home to his centennial family farm, where she spent hours in a tractor, the milking parlor, or alongside his extended family at their frequent gatherings. After they graduated college, they married and moved “back home” to live where generations of Siemens’ had lived. Barbara, and her husband Darrin, have 3 adorable children and a future full of promise. While Darrin manages the daily operations of the dairy, beef, and cropping systems, Barbara takes care of the homestead, children, and office operations.

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