Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

A walk of faith

on March 22, 2016

“Farming is a complete walk of faith.”  I heard these words from a dear friend of mine a couple of weeks ago.  At the time I needed to hear these simple words.  I continue to tell myself these words where fear and hopelessness can overtake our minds.  I needed to hear the words out loud my heart was saying.  Faith.  I needed to hear these words where balance sheets are giving sleepless nights.  Where words can become sharper between Nathan and I than were intended.  Stress levels are high.  The question that is always in the back of our mind, “When are milk prices going to get better?”  Faith.  Cash flows are looked at and then looked at again.  When I look at Nate I see new lines of worry I know were not there a few months ago.  I have faith our cows will provide for us as we continue to provide for them.  A complete walk of faith I am walking with my husband as we dairy farm together.  Faith, mother nature will ensure a good crop for our farm.  Faith God will protect our family and keep us safe.

Above all else, our children will be the best crop we will ever grow.  Faith they will continue to grow and thrive as sixth generation dairy farmers.  Their tiny voices keep us grounded.  When we look at them they keep us focused.  Keep us smiling.  Keep us laughing.  Keep us faithful.  When we see them light up for cows, we know we need to continue to tell our farm story.  Those two little faces keep us farming.    IMG_0160[1]


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