Growing up I loved to read books about horses, country living and strong-willed women. I dreamed of life on a farm or ranch, where the field met the sky and there wasn’t another person in sight. Never in a million years did I ever think that dream would become my reality… kinda. I am a farmer’s wife. We have over 80 acres of farm land and I cannot see another person from my front yard unless I have binoculars (and that’s just creepy.) My dreams have been fulfill.
Farm life is nothing like I could have ever imagined. It’s hard. It’s time consuming. It’s expensive. And while there are many rewards, as with everything in life, there is always a price. Adjusting to the reality that is farming has taken a toll on my relationship with my husband, my career, my family and mostly my mental health.
I love my husband and family and am extremely determined to make this farm life work for us. So we are at the drawing board, thinking outside the box, trying new ways and exploring new paths to continue to be the farmers we have dreamed about.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you what our life as farmers looks like. And, how farm life effects my mental health, both the positive and negative.
I hear over and over in the news and on social media how the days of the small farmer are over. We are living this reality. Please join us on the journey to maintain our small homestead and continue to live off the this land.