Posts tagged Agriculture
"Your World Is Not Falling Apart..."

I've never been in as dark a place as I have been for the last few weeks. A place that I could describe as filled with despair, discouragement, depression and overwhelm.I promised myself that after last year I wouldn't get discouraged again. In fact I even wrote a blog post about "drawing a line in the sand". I swear that after I wrote that it was as if the devil said "you want to bet?"

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Suicide And The Ag Community

The suicide rate among folks in agriculture are alarmingly high. The suicide rate for men in farming, fishing and forestry is 90.5 per 100,000, which is the highest of any occupational group, but it is believed that it is under-reported, so it is quite possibly much higher. The rural/farming/ranching community can be a very proud, quiet community. When challenges arise, very rarely does it do any good to keep quiet and not talk about them.

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The Heart of a Rural Sister: Lauren

This is the second installment of an interview type post, where I visit with another rural woman in agriculture! I so love getting to know each woman, hearing her story, learning from the lessons she shares and being encouraged by her resiliency, determination and courage! Here is Lauren!

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To My Love

Happy days after Valentine's Day! Valentine’s day is always fun, but in truth I find it more important to show and be shown love the other 364 days of the year. I know you feel the same way! That started me thinking... We have a unique situation. We spend a lot of time together because of our agricultural lifestyle. This fact does not give either of us an easy out.

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