Browsing Tag

farmer

  • So God Made a Farm Mom

    One day, God looked down at all the fields, barns, pastures, and farmers and knew He needed someone to take care of all the families on the land. He knew it had to be…

    October 24, 2022
  • In Good Hands

    I shivered, tucking my hands into the pockets of my brand new Carhartt coveralls. Just the year before, I wore dress pants and skirts and walked the halls as a high school counselor. My…

    June 9, 2022
  • The Keeper of All the Things

    My son, Rhett, is stuffing his feet into the wrong shoes when he asks me if I’m going to play football with him and his dad. I’m in the hallway on the way to…

    March 21, 2022
  • Love Evolves: A Short Story

    Nine years ago, love looked like counting down the minutes at work on Friday, then breaking the speed limit to get to the ranch. My stomach full of butterflies—all to spend the weekend with…

    February 14, 2022
  • A Part of Who I Am

    “I was a high school counselor before I got married.” “I have a master’s degree.” Years ago, I sometimes found myself trying to drop these sentences into conversations. I wasn’t necessarily trying to brag.…

    September 17, 2021
  • The Long Days of Harvest

    I’m tired. And I know the crew is too. I hate how easily I snap at the kids at this point of harvest. In the brief moments when Rich is home, all three kids…

    August 15, 2021
  • Marrying a Farmer Isn’t What I Expected

    Recently, a fellow farm wife asked me, “Was marrying a farmer what you expected?”  I thought back to the summer before my farmer and I were married. In the evening after work, I would…

    May 5, 2021
  • The Kitchen That Built Me

    It was a Friday night, and my then boyfriend, Rich, and I pulled into the driveway of his house. Though we were in a new relationship, and long-distance too, without actually talking about it—we…

    February 2, 2021
  • There’s Something I Need to Tell You

    The hot water pours down my back, steam surrounding me. “Babe. There’s something I need to tell you,” I say through the fog.  I turn my head toward the bedroom, his outline is faint…

    November 30, 2020