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To be born into a family of farmers is a privilege.  My family have been farmers for generations.  Being raised on a farm taught me about hard work, finishing what you started and a vast array of other valuable life skills.     Farm life  can be both rewarding and exasperating at the same time.  Through this blog, I hope to share all of the challenges and joyous times while growing up in the country.  Come and join me on this journey.



Grandparents – Part 1

Grandparents – if you are lucky, you have grandparents in your life as you grow up.  They are there to love you unconditionally, teach you life lessons and are your biggest cheerleader. My paternal grandparents were born at the end of the 19th century.  Grandpa met Grandma when his sister married a widower with children.  …


My great-aunt Nina was a spinster school teacher who owned the farm along with my grandfather.  One year she came up with the grand idea to plant an orchard of apple and cherry trees south of the barns.  She was sure that the trees would mature and bring extra income to the farm. The trees …