Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lucky Growin' Up Like That

*a "not so wordy" Wednesday*

I can't help but smile when I look back…

‘cause I was lucky and I didn't even know it… growin' up like that.

                                                                                                                             -Rodney Atkins

I've done more than my fair share of second-guessing when it comes to my parenting skills and decisions over the years...

But, when sorting through old photos, I see that our girls had experiences and learning opportunities growing up on the farm that they wouldn’t have been afforded had they grown up elsewhere.

canning tomatoes

processing chickens

rides in the tractor bucket

cow riding

plantin' taters

watermelon on the front porch

learning how to roto-till

planting scallions
just walking a calf

Farmers' Market friends

house construction fun

inventive games

Those little girls of Homestead Hill are now grown-ups.  Both are responsible, married homeowners.  One has her own business and the other has a baby on the way.  They are both known for their reliability, resourcefulness and willingness to lend a helping hand.

And, we are proud to say we had a part in that. 

Thanksgiving '13

Lessons Learned:

Children need to learn how to work.

Farm life is great for kids!

Learning opportunities abound on a farm that don’t exist elsewhere.

Rodney Atkins is right. Click here for the song.

Follow along with the Ag Blogging challenge HERE!


  1. A very major part in that I would say Barbara.

  2. Really like that Thanksgiving '13 photo! You sure are a good mama. Kids don't Have to come back home for holidays, etc. How blessed you are that they do!

    1. Well...I do feed them (very well)...that helps. LOL
      But, you are right. I am blessed.

  3. LOVE this! I'm working on a post about why I'm thankful I'm raising my kids on the farm and this fits in perfectly!