Ladies Night on a North Dakota farm

Ladies Night On The Farm

I’ve heard it more than a hundred times, growing up and living “in the middle of nowhere.” There is nothing to do in North Dakota. But to me, this place is somewhere and no matter where you live, I think you create your experiences and definition of something to do. In a world of technology at our fingertips often times we lack that personal, face-to-face time. For those that know me offline, I love hosting parties and get-together events.  Technology and online time provide tools that connects me to new people to invite to offline events. Or technology and online tools are a way to stay connected to my longtime friends and family and to invite them to an offline event, a party, a potluck, a baby shower, a Christmas party, a post-game snacking, whatever it may be. Ultimately, I want to meet people, get to know them more and listen to their stories. I thrive on people time!

Connecting people to farms and where their food comes from is one of my greatest passions, both online and offline. Through a consulting work project of mine, I wrote a proposal for CommonGround North Dakota to host a “Moms After 5″ event on a North Dakota farm. My fellow prairie mama friend, Sarah Wilson volunteered to host the event at she and her husband’s fifth generation family farm after planting and seeding wrapping up this spring. Knowing there would be some non-moms there we changed it to a Ladies Night After 5 . Then it was “on the farm” as a location and gave a reason to the ladies to drive just outside of town to Sarah’s farm home. 

Photo Jun 16, 8 32 25 PMLadies Night on the farm, of course happened on a rainy night. That’s how party planning goes, pouring rain on muddy roads. There were no farm walks or tours like Sarah and husband, Jeremy had planned. No sunset photos over a soybean field. But instead we were inside for food, farm talk, stories, laughter and then a lesson on taking “junk” and turning into pots and planters from Kustom Creations and Grandma Gertie’s Attic, both of Jamestown, North Dakota. …

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