Posts tagged Farming
Where are you from?

For those of you who know my story, you know that I was raised in Mount Shasta California, attended college in San Jose California and then moved to Montana to complete 2, 3 month internships and never left! So, yes I was born and raised in California, but that state doesn’t feel like home anymore and has only a part in defining where I’m from.

But, Where am I from?

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Jumped Head First Into Ag!

Awhile back I asked some of my fellow Rural Sisters, "What is one thing you wish you knew before you jumped head first into Ag (farming, ranching, homesteading, etc)?" I want to share their insight and wisdom with you here! Some of them chose to share their thoughts via video and some by writing them down. I know you'll relate to so many of their thoughts. I hope that you enjoy hearing from these women in Ag and feel that you are not alone in the struggles you face!!

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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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"Must Do" Activities With Friends From the City!

This past week we had the pleasure of having good friends from the city come visit us! It’s always fun when friends come to visit, because we get to share the things we are passionate about! This visit we found ourselves trying to cram so many fun things into a short amount of time! It was an awesome visit, so I thought I’d share with you our highlight reel! These activities are definitely on our "must do" list!

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Farm Wife Devotions: God Plans Our Steps!

It was hot in my college gymnasium that day and butterflies were anxiously fluttering in my stomach. The moment I had so diligently worked the last five years for had finally come. My Lutheran college was assigning me to teach at a school in our synod. I wasn't engaged, like so many of my friends were, and I had no real ties anywhere. I had a heart for mission work and I had just revealed that to the president in my interview. Africa...here i come!

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Finding Calm After The Storm

This past month has been full of severe thunderstorms in our area. There have been storm chasers in our town and surrounding areas. Our phones have been heralding announcements of weather warnings, lake wind advisories, and announcements of tornadic signatures. We have spent afternoons and evenings scrambling to get everything put away and in the safest spot possible.

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