15 Farmwife Realities That it is Farming Season Again

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1. You will be a single mom for the remainder of the year.  Lovingly termed “the farm widow”

2. Your life will revolve around the weather… Did it rain? How much? Praying for rain, praying for no rain.  How hard is the wind blowing?

3. You will spend time in the tractor, sprayer, and combine with your husband… just so that you can see him in the daylight.

 4. Your meal time of 6:00 pm you’ve had throughout the winter will now be “whenever is convenient”.

5. You quickly realize how much gas you use this time of year. You will be driving to and from fields multiple times a day — delivering meals, delivering parts, moving equipment from field to field.

6. Vacations are no longer possible… unless it rains… Then maybe you will get to take a day trip with the kids, if there are no needed repairs on equipment.

7. All your children will have farmer tans, and will fight over who gets to ride with daddy.

8. Lots of ham sandwiches…….lots of ham sandwiches! Did I say…lots of ham sandwiches?

9. It’s that time of year when you start on your “hobbies” again. (gardening, quilting, canning, drawing, etc.)

10. You will stay up till 1 am cleaning the house, on more than one occasion, because you cant sleep if the farmer isn’t home.

11. You will be called at random times of the day for a forecast or wind speed or to describe what the radar looks like.   Be prepared to tell the farmer exactly when the rain will start.

12. Have a baby sling (for the nursing baby) and a nana handy (to watch the other young ins) when you have to put on the old jeans and drive a tractor to help out.

13. Your kids will bring home random stuff the Case or John Deere parts men gave them when they went in with their daddy. (once a sausage and biscuit)

14. Buying the farmer a new “pocket calculator” because he wore all the numbers off last year.

15. and last but not least…sleeping late when it rains :)

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All jokes aside, there is nothing we had rather be doing!  We feel incredibly blessed to be able to work hard and to raise our children on the land that generations before us have cultivated.  We wouldn’t want to do anything else and we are very grateful that this was part of God’s plan for our family.


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