The story of how I came to be a farm wife in South Dakota isn’t necessarily your typical road to the farm…
I am originally from a small town in Indiana. Where I grew up in with my Mom and my sister. A house full of girls!
After my Dad married my Stepmom, I became the oldest of six.
Speaking of my Stepmom… My Stepmom is Jeanette Lee, the professional pool player also known as “The Black Widow.” As you can imagine, I grew up having many unique experiences that not everyone can say they’ve had.
Even though I didn’t grow up on a farm, agriculture has always been a part of my life. When I was younger, I was involved in 4-H and FFA, which led me to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education. I did most of my schooling at Purdue University, but once I met my farmer I finished it at South Dakota State University.
Speaking of that, we met on Farmer’sOnly.com. A website just for people like him and I that have a love for the rural lifestyle and a passion for agriculture.
I met my husband for the first time face to face on the exit ramp that is now down the road from our home. I lived in South Dakota for a year before I was sure I was ready to do this whole “farm wife” thing.
But, the truth is, I just really love my farmer and I would do just about anything to always be by his side.
Fast forward just a bit…
We have been married over 5 years and have one adorable little girl.
Life is always changing in our home, and we were so excited to have our son this last April through in vitro fertilization. A whole story in itself. The road to start our family has definitely not been easy, but we feel so blessed that God chose us to become parents.
Before kids, my days used to be filled with helping out on the farm as much as possible. Whether it was watching gates, running for parts, working cattle, raking or moving hay, cooking, driving grain cart, or cleaning water fountains.
With kids, I still do a lot of those same things. I just carve out a lot more time for them, and I am thankful to have a wonderful mother-in-law right down the street and two great babysitters always on-call.
I have always said one of the best things about my relationship with Jason is our passion for agriculture. It is something we both love and appreciate each and every day. We are truly living our dream jobs each and every day.
This is the story about life on the farm, from the perspective of someone who is living it for the first time in her life. My husband can boast coming from a long line of farmers, but for me this truly is the story of a First Generation Farm Wife.