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  • Writer's pictureJodi

No Place Like Home!

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

As I sit in my tractor driving back and forth laying down a second cutting of alfalfa, I start to think of all the amazing things I get to see and do. I get to see pheasants run across the field, some with young following along diligently, a deer with twins grazing in a meadow nearby, or a cow in the pasture next to the field caring for her young baby. I also see an amazing sunrise and sunset, the stars bright and beautiful in the night sky, the wind making the wheat in a field waving like the ocean, or a plant grow from a tiny seed. The sound of the wind blowing through the trees or the rain drops pitter patter on the roof of the house, the waves slapping the bank of the slew west of my house, a bird chirping in the backyard, and so many more wonderful things.

Watching and enjoying all these amazing things is even greater knowing that I get to share them with my family. I appreciate the chance to share all these wonderful moments with my children, but most of all teaching them the value of what it takes to preserve all these freedoms, opportunities and responsibilities, that God has provided for us to nurture and care for. I take pride in watching my kids, move our cattle from pasture to pasture in our summer grazing program, checking fences, keeping an eye on the health of our cows and calves, or putting out mineral and salt to maintain nutrition. Pulling weeds in a young tree claim, watching the crops grow, harvesting and maintaining our garden, canning the bounty from the garden, or just playing on a hot summer day in the pool or homemade slip-in-slide.

I guess what I am trying to say is that for me being a farm/ranch wife has been a blessing, because I always have an amazing view, the opportunity to share it with my family, and most of all the chance to teach my children the value of these responsibilities.


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