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.
Thanks for popping in to visit via my post. I travelled with work when my children were little and know how you are feeling. I also really value family and my children, grandchildren and now even my great grandchildren are still enjoying the privilege of growing up in a multi-generational family. When they were little the grandchildren had so many grandparents in their lives they labelled us by where we lived – grandma on the hill, grandma in Brisbane, grandma at the farm etc
Deborah Jean at Dandelion House says
I know that ” mommy ache”… I don’t think any of us can escape it! This post is a wonderful reminder about small family farms everywhere! Thank you!
hurray for these great farm families! and i’m glad to follow yours and the Grossi’s via this lovely blog machine!
The Wife of a Dairyman says
Katie, we so loved having you over and Bryce and Paige ADORED you! Of course you and your family are welcome anytime:) Bryce and Paige cannot wait to send those pen pal letters off to your kids!
Homeschool on the Croft says
How wonderful – four generations on the same farm. That’s the stuff dreams are made of. What a blessing for the older ones, and for the children.
Oh, I know the missing-the-kids-ache too 🙂
You know, now I am thinking out loud here and off the cuff, it would be fun to link up our kids this summer if only for some picture exchanges and general “How do you spend the summer on your farm” type chat. We could have guest blogging going on. Our girls are 6 & 8. It might be a fun feature for RFOA! Dang! Now I am going to have to send Cris one more e-mail today! 😉
i was jumping around your blog today and i must say, you have found the perfect balance of farm, family and fun! super stuff! that said, where did you find those darling pink mud boots? i have a few little ones who would love to snag a pair!
What a great post! It’s so nice you got to meet a fellow blogger and visit the farm to help ease your homesickness.
So nice that they will be pen pals. Hopefull they will form a long standing friendship. Those are the best.