I did not intend on being a farm girl. I was dead set against it. Having spent my youth on a small family farm near Utica, Nebraska, I carried quite a chip on my shoulder about the bumpkin lifestyle of rural folk. I professed to overcome my country label. I wanted to live the life of a city girl. Well, at least I wanted to experience a little excitement.
In the course of my life, I have experienced more than a little excitement. Enough to kindly show me that there is something appreciated in coming back to one’s roots. I am not a farmer in Oklahoma by any means. My husband, FD, and I live on ten acres on the outskirts of town. We live a simple life here. It is much easier to care for ten acres than it was growing up in the north and tending to hundreds of acres. Perhaps that’s why I appreciate my roots now… the demands here are on a smaller scale. I am proud of my hard work ethic, my common-sense logic, and the ability to survive on little. I am still a farm girl at heart.
This blog is about life on our little piece of land. It’s about tapping into the farm girl ways I grew up with, and utilizing the best of what I learned; to enjoy life and live simply. This blog celebrates my relationship with nature, and my appreciation for experiences that have changed me. The most influential teacher of my life has been Daisy deer, an orphaned fawn we raised. I still spend time with her in the woodlands… and I am still learning from her.
I hope my day-to-day musings will reflect the simple things of life. Sometimes overlooked or not noticed, the ordinary aspects of a day are often the most thought-provoking and ponderous. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and my photographs.
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