It feels as if it’s been awhile since I posted. And really it’s because recently on the farm we have been playing the waiting game.
Waiting for the rain to stop. Waiting for the sun to shine. Waiting for the temperature to raise, in the air and in the soil.
And waiting to finally be able to pull our planter across the field.
Needless to say we did achieve that late last week and have started strong once again today. I have a future post coming with pictures and explaining how our planting process works.
But, today I thought I would tell you how I met my farmer. Because everyone needs a good laugh on Mondays!
Yes, it exists…Yes, I used it.
A friend of mine actually introduced me to the site and I decided one day to check it.
The site actually offered three free days of service. I decided to check it out for free, but there was no way I was going to pay for a dating website. (My husband on the other hand fell for the $15.95 a month hook, line, and sinker)
For those of you who know me personally you know how outgoing, loud, and super talkative I am. I had to be the last person who needed a dating website.
But really, what did I have to lose?
I actually met a few “farm” boys on the website. I have become great friends with an Ag teacher in Iowa, and of course my wonderful husband!
My husband and I spoke via email and texting for just over a month before we had our first phone call.
The first time I met him in person it was on the exit ramp up the road from our house.
We had about 5 minutes together before he took me to his parents’ house to shower.
I then spent the next 2 hours meeting his brothers, their wives, their children, and his other friends and neighbors.
It wasn’t really supposed to work like that. We had hoped to have a few hours together before I met practically every person he knew. But, thanks to Iowa traffic and a tire that blew on me in Minnesota, that didn’t happen.
I spent the next week following him around on the farm (Just because I was here didn’t mean he stopped being a farmer!), a few days with his sister in laws, and then finally a really hard goodbye.
Not too soon after that we decided that we were head over heels in love.
I transferred from Purdue University to South Dakota State University, finished my degree, and married the man of my dreams.
People always ask me how I met my husband, or how I ended up in South Dakota. I really have enjoyed telling the story and love that people get a kick out of the beginning to the rest of our lives.
So, if you are looking for that special someone…I always promote FarmersOnly