For Farm Girl and Farm Friend Friday, I’m introducing you all to my newest farm girlfriend, Miss P. She is soon to be a pen pal to my daughters and hopefully they will be farm girlfriends together.
Miss P is the sweet daughter of dairy farmer Dominic and her sweet mama Nancy, The Wife of a Dairyman.
When I travel on business I go as fast as I can to get to where I need to be and home again. This results in early mornings and late nights of travel for me to equal more time at home tucking my kids into bed or being there in the morning when they awake after my couple days of work travel.
In between my time away, I physically ache because I miss my kids. It never goes away. My husband always reassures me all is well and I know it is. I Skype with my husband and kids in the evenings, giving them a tour of my hotel room, hearing about their days and saying good night.
But then I sit alone after we hang up…missing my kids…and husband.
For all of those reasons, seeing, meeting and playing with Dominic and Nancy’s kids this week was highlight for me. Farm girl P reminded me so much of my little girls. Farm boy B (who I have pictures of but didn’t have my memory card in my camera at his one room school house…ugh) reminded me of my now teenage son just seven years ago when he was in kindergarten. Farm girl P and Farm boy B renewed my mom spirits this week as we played around their farm. I only wished the rest of my family was there to have joined me.
Farm girl P wore pink boots like my lil’ Miss E and said “I am a cow girl!” Farm girl P loves her dog child Chloe and she proudly showed me her calves Emma and Britney.
The Grossi dairy farm has four generations living on the ranch. The land has been in their family for over 100 years. Dominic is the third generation with Farm boy B and Farm girl P as the fourth generation. The kids have both their grandparents and great-grandparents just down the hill from their home.
Whether you are in California, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, New York or anywhere in between, above and beyond, there are thousands of multi-generational family farms helping to nourish you and me every day. It’s one reason to be thankful on this Farm Friend and Farm Girl Friday.