Greetings from beautiful 52 degree Minnesota.
I recently decided it was high time that I enter the world of blogging, so here I am! On a serious note, I really appreciate the insightful, unique and helpful things many bloggers have to say. I now want to see if I can create something on my little plot of Internet real estate that others can enjoy.
At the risk of sounding like Garrison Keillor (which isn’t a bad thing), I must say that here in Minnesota we like to talk about weather! It is an appropriate opening, middle or closing to any conversation. As a farmer, the weather is even more important because the rain and sun help grow crops, provide feed for our cows and generally dictate our schedule. So, it was a lovely 52 degrees this morning, and I love these fall temperatures.
I truly love fall. The changing of the seasons always makes me take notice of God’s creation a bit more too. Colored leaves, fresh apples and the sweet-smelling corn silage we’re currently harvesting from the fields are just a few examples. I also love to run, and fall is a runner’s paradise because it is cool enough to run without getting sweat-soaked in 2 minutes or sun-burned to a crisp. I just wish it still got light out at 5am like the summer, but I guess you can’t have everything.
To avoid making this first post too long, I’ll close with a few fun facts about me.
– I’m a born and raised Minnesota girl. I’m also a MN Golden Gopher, so college kept me safely within Minnesota borders.
– I have a day-job in the agricultural field, and I spend much of my night and weekend time working with my husband on his family’s dairy farm.
– I have a lot of hobbies (some of them are actually necessary evils; see if you can guess which fit that category.) Among them are keeping up with family and friends, running, trying to be a good cook, traveling, piano, yard work, house remodeling :-(, working with dairy cattle, attempting to garden, fishing with H and trying to stay healthy and happy. I may randomly talk about these, or things not even listed here, so please remember you’ve been warned!
– I also grew up on a dairy farm, so I have worked with cows my whole life and love talking about them. If you have a question, please ask. If I use some lingo that confuses you about faming, make sure to let me know.
Now for the good part. I hope to learn a little about my readers (which I’m hoping will start to appear soon) so I will definitely be asking some questions with each post. For today, where do you live and what was the weather like when you headed outside? And just so I know what kind of audience I’m dealing with, have you ever seen a cow up-close and personal?