I have been called (and called myself) lots of things in my life (yes good & bad) but 'farmer'? I know I have never allowed myself that title and honestly don't know that I have ever heard anyone else call me that either!
Since starting blogging and social media I have had to come up with a description of myself and almost always write:
"Farmers daughter, Farmers wife, Farm mom"
and I am proud of each one of those, as a matter of fact I am already planning for the day that I can change 'Farm mom' to 'Farmers Mom' if any of my kids choose to be the 7th generation to farm!
And I of course also have the mandatory Mom/wife add-ons:
chief house keeper, head chef, chauffeur, farm hand, lackey, parts go getter, nurse maid . . . . . .
I wrote a blog post entitled "How Did I Get Here" once - I distinctly remember writing this post because it was fun - I talked about my childhood all the way up to current day - I say all the time that I LOVE MY LIFE and I do and writing that post made me realize I always have - I am blessed and I like the fact that I know it!
Anyway - the two hardest parts of a blog post for me are the beginning and the end - but this blog post was so easy and as I wrote (well typed) it just kind of fell out of my head thru my fingers and when I was finished and re-read it I absolutely fell in LOVE with the last sentence:
"I have lived every single day of my life in the midst of production agriculture."
It had just flowed, it came natural, I hadn't thought about it, it came straight from my heart and I truly meant it! When I was a kid my world depended on it and as an adult my world depends on it to support my family - that makes me proud and so many others are just like this as well and should be just as proud!
BUT AM I A FARMER?
I just don't know if I deserve that title!