Category Archives: Farm Life

Seeing Things in Red and White

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 219 years, it’s that I’ve still got a lot to learn. And learn daily, I do. This month’s first lesson came in genetics and that’s a day (or two) I slept through in college. Somehow our black cow and black bull hit a home run with…

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  • Laurie E GuertinOctober 30, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    It has taught be to be more prepared. In the quiet times, I realized there is so much fixing I need but I will keep pressing forward toward my dreams.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithOctober 30, 2017 - 3:56 pm

      We all have things we’d like changed about ourselves or “fixed”, but I also think that often the process of becoming and pursuing these dreams is exactly the point and where we really find ourselves. Keep pressing girl! You aren’t alone. xo

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  • DottieOctober 30, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    I’ve learned that you never get all the things done that should be done before the first freeze/hard frost in October.  This October didn’t teach me either…..I still forget or put it off.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithOctober 30, 2017 - 7:41 pm

      That’s true! It always comes faster than I think it will, even though it basically comes the same time every year ha. ReplyCancel

  • CraigOctober 30, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    I have that
    Happen a lot in my Dairy cows some are red and some red carrier and some no red in pedigree ReplyCancel

    • MeredithOctober 30, 2017 - 7:42 pm

      It was the biggest surprise! But this is our first time using this bull and we’ve had several brown and some red this year, so evidently he’s going to be prone to it. Wish we didn’t get docked at sale barn for the color difference. ReplyCancel

On Getting Older and Seeing Things Differently

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN: There are two times of year I most love to be alive – fall and fall. Ok, that’s one, but for me it holds double weight. It’s the time of year on the farm when things begin to change rapidly. Calves begin to drop daily, along with the temperature and the leaves on the trees. The changes…

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  • Laurie E GuertinOctober 23, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Really needed this. Absolutely perfect. Hope writing is one of your dreams as well.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithOctober 24, 2017 - 2:56 pm

      Thanks for saying so! Yes, writing is one of my dreams. I hope the words continue to come and I hope your dreams come true, too. <3ReplyCancel

What Farming Has Taught Me About Quitting

  CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN: As I white-knuckle gripped the tractor wheel crawling down the muddy trail from a hay field (in the worst of places) to haul bales to the trailer for loading, I thought how farming really isn’t for the faint of heart. And then I laughed, because I’m the most faint of heart…

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  • Leslie BauerJune 19, 2017 - 10:02 am

    No truer words spoken – this is beautifully written. I am printing & hanging this somewhere to reread (often) whenever I am having a tough day or when my kids need a little reminder that the good things in life don’t always come easy. Thanks Meredith! ReplyCancel

Somedays You Just Gotta Fish

There is always more to do on the farm than there are hours in the day to do it. Something broken needing fixing. Something hungry needing feeding. Something growing needing mowing. Something tattered needing mending. And sometimes that includes family time that has a way of falling to the bottom of the list. Right now we…