Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Top 5 Reasons I Love Being a Farm Wife.

I absolutely love being a farmer's wife.  When Farmer E and I were dating and getting close to marriage, I made my opinion clearly known that I wanted him to be a farmer--and well we are. ;)  And while isn't always sweet and easy, there are long hours and lots of hard work. . . I love my life as a farmer's wife!

1.  Working with my family.

 At the farm we are surrounded by family, grandparents, parents, brothers, uncles, and my kids.  We all truly enjoy each others company.  We all know ALL of Farmer's A's jokes and silly songs.  I am anticipating the time when my own children are older and can help their dad more.  There is a bond that is built through working together toward a common goal that is irreplaceable.

2.  My backyard is my husband's workplace. 

Ya know sometimes you just need to see the man you love, and I can do that anytime I want. Nope, he can't get away from me, and we like it like that.  If I take the time to GO and SEE what in the world is making him late for dinner. . . like a riser that is spraying water 30 feet in the air, it is a little easier for me to show compassion and do my best to keep is supper warm.

3.  Scenic vista!

The view out the front window of our house is fields as far as the eye can see. Our fields to be precise. From the window over my kitchen sink I look out over our CSA field with a background of woods where my kids play. There is also a pond with a rope swing that we use to fling ourselves into the water on the hottest days of summer.

4.  Shopping REALLY local.

So it's 5: 30 and what's for supper?  Go grab some corn, tomato and eggplant. And you have yourself a meal in no time. . .all from right here.

5.  Gettin' the First and the Freshest!

 I get the first strawberry, first tomato, first eggplant, first corn, first cantaloupe.  And all the excitement that comes with it.  The corn on my dinner table was picked 15 minutes ago.

What a privilege it is to be here. I am truly blessed.


  1. Martie I love this post <3 You are right- you are truly blessed!!! What a beautiful world God has given you all!!!

  2. Martie, This post is great. I could envision everything as I read through it. So happy for all of you and I'm happy to be a part of it this year. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!