Simply A Farmer’s Wife


It’s a Better Day Today.
May 3, 2008, 5:28 pm
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I am having a better day today.  Still nauseated. 

We worked in the yard a lot today.  We bought a new tarp for the dog’s pen and worked in the flowerbed.  We are having our driveway done next week sometime so we grated that.  The weather is gorgeous here.  We got a lot done today and we are going to work some more tomorrow.  It’s supposed to rain sometime tonight.  We need the rain as we’ve got all our corn in the ground.  He’ll start planting peanuts on Monday. 

So have any of you seen the new reality show “Farmer Wants a Wife” on CW?  It started on Thursday I think.  It’s so funny.  And so cliche’.  Let me assure you that farmers don’t all wear cowboy boots, wear no shirts and chew on straw.  It’s so not real that it cracks us up and has our attention.  We are going to watch the whole series just because it’s funny.  Being a farmer’s wife isn’t an easy chore.  Ashley works 6 days, sometimes 7, a week and puts in about 14-15 hours a day.  I rarely see him except at night in passing while I’m going to bed and he’s eating dinner during the months of March to December.  He gets two months off and even those aren’t really “off” months.  It’s a faith based business and I don’t mean that lightly.  If you don’t get rain you don’t get crops and you don’t get paid.  Last year our area was declared a federal disaster for us.  We lost 35,000 dollars because of the drought.   It’s a great way of life but you honestly have to have patience and faith. 

Anyway, sorry for the rambling.  Check the show out because it’s quite hilarious. 

I’m off to cook dinner now!  Thanks for all the comments and emails.  I really appreciate all of you who think of us and pray for us.  We are truly blessed!

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I grew up a farmer’s daughter, so I know the hours well!! Right now we are getting too much rain–they have about 40 acres planted of 3000+ to plant (corn and soybeans). My dad was out yesterday checking a field to see how wet it was and the pickup got stuck, having to pull it out with a tractor. Needless to say they didn’t start on that field! It has been a way of life in our family for almost a century now. I saw the TV show advertised, but haven’t had a chance to check it out yet.

I think of you and Ashley and Parker often, especially as her birthday draws near. Know that we are one more voice praying for you.

Comment by Kristyn

I’ve not seen the show. I don’t think I’ve seen the CW since it was the WB. Ever since the DVR came into our lives we watch little of anything but LOST and the Office, oh, and Reba.

Sounds like you all are crazy busy right now. You should get the medal for most remodeling done. That is a crazy lot of work!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Comment by Amy

Hey Jes, thinking of you lots and I was sad to read yesterday’s post. Glad you’re doing a bit better today. I know it’s a brutal, wrong, terribly hard time for you.

I was laughing as I read this post though, because you wrote ‘have any of you seen’ and as I was reading, my mind was reading in ‘Jes talk’ as I thought I was seeing, ‘have y’all seen’ lol!

I miss hearing it! And I especially miss your laugh! Love you!

Lauren

Comment by Lauren

As a little girl I always dreamed of marrying a farmer… really, I thought it sounded like the nicest life…
The closest I got was living on an old Dairy farm in Vermont…. I loved the smell of that barn…
Glad you’re feeling a bit better…

Comment by Cristin




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