you know you're a farmers wife when...

...the last date night you had was riding together in a tractor at midnight.

...it's midnight and your husband says I think the wind calmed down and you know this means you'll be sleeping alone until 4am.

...you meet in the middle of a field with lunch and 100 gallons of fuel.

...you decide what to pack in your husbands lunch box based on if it's easy to eat while driving a tractor or not.

...you have enough work clothes to fill an entire washer, everyday.

...your husband tells you he's going out to mow and you know this means 3 mowers, 2 days & miles of mowing

...you hear your name on the radio and go for your flip-flops, pick-up keys & phone before responding to the radio.

...you call your husband for dinner and it gets broadcast across the county.

...going to visit your husband in his office, means finding him in a tractor, semi-truck or heavy equipment storage building.

...the weather can change your plans at any moment

...your seasons are renamed planting, spraying, harvesting & winter

...you have to learn to drive anything with wheels, as a necessity

...when you hug your husband you can tell if he smells like oil, fuel, hydraulic fuel or just dirt

...when you are given the title "farmers wife"

16 comments:

Stacey said...

It takes lots of patience and certainly isn't for everyone, but it is a very rewarding job! I find it's nice sometimes to be needed... but I realize you have lots more than a husband who need you :) Me, not so much (yet)!

Lissa said...

What a hard and utmost respected job...the farmer and his wife! God bless y'all!

Bliss and That said...

Even though my hubby isn't a farmer, I can so relate to these growing up as the "farmer's daughter"! :-)

Big Rosy said...

I just dig this blog.

Sewconsult said...

I am reminded of a song in Oklahoma! The Farmer & The Cowman. While reading your post, I could just hear the orchestra in the background!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

blueschoolmomma said...

what a lucky lady!! :-)

Jennifer said...

I can totally feel ya! It's tough but yet so rewarding. I wouldn't have it any other way!

basebell6 said...

i'm not a farmers wife but i can relate to several of these. i'm the wife of an engineer who is gone on business for up to 2 weeks at a time and then has 48 hours to "catch up" on the farm; that means i will see him for about 30 minutes total before he has to leave again for work.

part time farmer or full time farmer, these guys have some tough wives!! :)

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Yep--what an honor.

Michelle said...

This post made me smile.I need some cheering up today. Thank you so much.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Love this!

Steph

Carly said...

My grandparents were farmers & this post has a lot of truth!

Sarah said...

So true! I grew up the way your kids are (on the MN side of the border from where you are) and miss it everyday. It's a great way to grow up and these memories will form who they are and their work ethic.

Thanks for the great continued posts...love your writing style and fun family photos.

Anonymous said...

Perfect definition!!

trooppetrie said...

sounds like the perfect life to me

able mabel said...

sounds like it's not such a bad job.