A step in the right direction

Seeding is done. My husband is (finally) home.

I’m a city wife livin’ the part-time farming life. My husband has a full-time job, but he is also a part-time grain farmer. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law live on the home quarter. Our land is located an hour away from home.

It doesn’t seem that it’s that far, but when he’s in the field for 12-15 hour days, I tell him to just stay out there. It doesn’t make sense to waste the gas and time to come home for only a few hours of sleep. It’s not like you get much of a chance to catch up anyway.

Being big city born and raised, it took me quite a while (in fact, some days I think I’m still adjusting) to the farming lifestyle.

Your schedule is entirely based on the weather. For a Type-A planner like me, this concept is unfathomable.

This seeding season, we got quite a of rain. My husband was home more than usual, even it was just for 1-2 nights. I honestly think I was only the wife saying “Whohoo rain again! My husband’s coming home!“.

Until this year, I don’t think I realized how hard it is on me when he’s farming. I often travel for work,  but my husband is always home. He also doesn’t have much time to talk when he’s in the field, but he honestly made a stronger effort to keep in touch this year.

Saturday night, we went to a fundraiser for my ball team. It that fun night I’ve been longing for. We laughed harder than we have in a long time. On the way home, I drunkenly mumbled on and on to my husband about how much I love him and appreciate having him in my life.

Yesterday, we spent the entire day on the couch watching Season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I was beyond happy to be home with him, doing nothing but cuddling with our fur-babies.

I haven’t gotten our records transferred from the old clinic to the new yet. I need my husband’s signature and I kept forgetting to get him to sign it. Tomorrow, I’m going to call and get it dealt with. Awkward but necessary. 

We are ready to move forward.




13 thoughts on “A step in the right direction

  1. I was a city girl turned farm girl when my dad married my step-mom. I was never a very good farm girl, and ran back to the city as soon as I was old enough.
    That said, I definitely understand how seeding and harvest affect every bit of your life. To this day, I know the best way to get a hold of my dad during these times is on his cell phone because he’ll be driving around in circles in the fields. And as much as rain means they will be home, it also means they will be grouchy when they are at home because they will be worrying about getting the crops in (or off should it be harvest time). 🙂


  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with your hubby. I have yet to watch the first season of OITNB! I really need to get watching! So happy to hear you’re ready to move forward hon. I hope the transition goes smoothly and that this new clinic offers new solutions!


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