Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

Dairy Farm MOM

on May 1, 2014

In February,  I was invited by Midwest Dairy Association to attend a Dairy Farm Mom Workshop in Kansas City.  My husband and I have attended several workshops in our area to help better our farm and better ourselves in farming.  This workshop was like none other.  I went with an open mind, not really sure what to anticipate.  At the time I was kind of stuck in a rut. I was feeling drained, exhausted and alone in being a dairy mom.  I had a great network of moms but I was limited to Dairy Farm Moms.  I am lucky enough that I have a wonderful farm mom just a mile away that has been great support for me.  Being a mom and a dairy farm mom are very different.  You are not just concerned that your family is fed but that cows are fed, calves are eating and everyone is happy on the farm, people and animals.  It can be exhausting!  As a Dairy Farm Mom we are the mediators, consolers, boo-boo kissers, advisors, cleaning lady, lunch lady, confident builders, the list goes on and on and this doesn’t even include the work outside!  Going to this workshop surrounded me with the most motivating understanding and gracious women.  It amazed me how I felt so alone on my farm in central Minnesota but how dairy moms across the Mid-West had the same hopes, dreams and fears for their family farm.  I was giving the breathe of fresh air that I needed!  I am so proud to call myself a Dairy Farm MOM!!Image

6 responses to “Dairy Farm MOM

  1. Janet says:

    Congratulations Brenda. What a beautiful, honest entry into the blogging world. I’m so glad we met in Kansas City. Looking forward to your next adventure “raising a farmer.”

  2. jodicast says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to hear and see more.

  3. Brenda, I know you have an amazing story to tell, and I’m looking forward to reading more. Congratulations on starting your blog!

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