Welcome to a very special edition of Farmer Fridays. As I mentioned last week, once a quarter, the last Friday of each quarter, I am going to do a special feature within Farmer Fridays. Some of my farmer/farmwife buddies and I, The Real Farmwives of America, will address a particular question once a quarter about our lives on the family farm. I hope you will enjoy this addition to Farmer Fridays.
So this quarter's questions is How Did I Get Here?
Well, The Farmer is the 4th generation of his family to farm in our county and we are proud to be raising the 5th generation of future corn, soybean, and pig farmers. But how did I get here you may ask? Well here's my story.
My parents both grew up on family farms. In fact, my mom grew up on a pig farm and my parents met while showing pigs at the county fair so my love of pigs and tractor driving days started early.
Although I didn't grow up on a farm, I showed livestock, sheep, rabbits, pigs, and cattle, during my 10 years of 4-H and always lived in the country. I loved this life and it inspired me to major in Animal Sciences in college. During my time at Purdue University, I was very involved with the Animal Sciences department and spent a year on the livestock judging team. Luckily during my time at Purdue, I was also introduced to The Farmer by his cousin and after 10 years of marriage the rest is history. I am a proud farmer and farmwife so welcome to The Real Farmwives of America. I hope you enjoy reading how my fellow farmwives ended up where they are.
Amy & Liz at 2 Maids A Milking
Amy at A Latte with Ott, A.
Marybeth at Alarm Clock Wars
Leah at Beyer Beware
Jane at Going Jane
Jennifer at Farmgirl Follies
Jeanette at Fence Row to Fence Row
Lauren at Four Ransoms and a Farm
Cris at GOODEness Gracious
Meggie at Hoosier Farm Babe
Jent at My Front Porch
Katie at On the Banks of Squaw Creek
Whitney at Life is a Highway and Mine’s Surrounded By Corn
Lana at Walking the Off-Beaten Path
Denise at Who is the Grown Up
If you have a question you would like for address in this special quarterly feature or would like to join The Real Farmwives of America, please email me at proudporkmom (@) gmail (dot) com