Why We Love Raising Our Kids on the Farm
My two year old lives for the outdoors. He is obsessed with anything that has to do with the farm. Tractors. Dirt. Water. Trucks. Animals. You name it, he loves it. The way my second baby stares at his big brother, I know that they will soon be running around on the farm together. I am definitely not saying that raising your kids in the country is the best and only way to raise your children. I am saying that I feel the following aspects of life are important. With a little effort the following can be found in all...
The Start of our Family Farm: Dating in a Tractor
The start of our family farm really started during Ladd and I’s first harvest together. We had dated all spring and summer long at college. As fall approached harvest started. It was my last semester of the Bachelors of Nursing program at Brigham Young University of Idaho in Rexburg. Ladd had the semester off and moved back to Aberdeen to work harvest. I learned quickly that this time of year, as a fourth generation farmer, he was usually stuck in a tractor. When I did not have class I would make the 80 mile drive to see him. Sometimes when...