Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Media, Food & the Mom

Miss M enjoying fresh fruit

Miss N eating yogurt and an egg

Do the kinds of foods you buy define you as a good or bad mom?

If you only buy organic food, does that make you a better mom than the mom that does not?

Personally, it is a resounding NO from this farm-wife, but I do understand how media and famous Home-making Divas are influencers and that they want to shape YOUR buying habits. So who do you believe, the media/famous folks or the farm-wife? IF I didn’t live farming day-in and day-out I’d be confused as to what to buy for my family too because every mom I know wants the best for her family.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Glance into Farm Life, Part II. Helping Our Fellow Farm Family

Community, friendshiphelping your neighbor,  Caring

The magic of living in a small rural farm community is hard to explain unless you have experienced it for yourself.   For some, they were born and raised in that small town, and for others like me, we joined the community by marrying a hometown local.   When I started writing this blog, my thoughts took me back to when our daughters were growing up and how they couldn't wait to leave our small hometown after high school graduation to see the bright lights of the big city.  So off to college they went and what happened??  Well one came back right after college and the other one has a five year plan in place to get back around this area as well.  Why? Well, it is a nice place to live, good place to raise a family and the bonds of a small community are strong.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Technology+Modern Farm Methods=Safe Food

On our farm, we are a Food Alliance Certified Farm, which means we use today's technology and methods to produce the best and safest crops possible.  It also means we take our commitment to protect our valuable land resources as well as our social and environmental responsibility very seriously.  We are among thousands of farmers and ranchers who have become certified to assure you, the consumer, we care about how we produce the food that we all eat.  But whether a farmer & rancher is certified or not, I believe we share the same practices and beliefs because it is our livelihood and heritage for our next generation.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lunch Box Season! Also known as the Start of Spring Work

It is National Agriculture Day and the start of  "lunch box season" for this farm family.  From March through November, Farmers Joe & Jay and Cody will all be working lots of long hours and packing a lunch as they work in the fields.  On a farm, unless there is a break down, you don't go into town... so packing your lunch is a must.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trust the Farmer but not the Ag Industry??

What does a farm-wife & her family have in common with a famous concert pianist (Wayne McEvilly) or a fan (Janice Person) who wrote a blog post about  making hummus from the garbanzo beans (also known as "chickpeas") that I sent her? 

Well... we all met through Twitter and now "I am their personal connection to our farm, I am the face behind the food they eat, and I am "their farmer".