There’s a lot going on in this post.

Greetings from Minnesota. The weather cooled down, and we enjoyed some low humidity and temps in the 50’s today. But…it’s raining again, and we are getting rather sick of that.

Thank you. Yes, you.

I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the nice comments and traffic to my blog the last few days. When I step back and realize that people I’ve never met are thinking of us, praying for us, even grieving with us – well, it just floors me. I’m sorry to bring some of the sadness of losing Wellington into your life, but I am so grateful to all of you.


On my last post I did promise not to be dreary and to have some farm tales. So, I’ll post a few pictures.

You can (sort of) see us planting corn


Green and Red (Heidi, I told you we have both :-))

Yes, it was bound to happen eventually. Spring planting has begun. We got some planting done yesterday and last night, but the rain has halted things today.

 My little PSA for those of you who live in rural areas: Please be patient with farm machinery on the roads. I know they may slow you down, but please be safe and give them some space. That person up in the tractor is somebody’s dad or mom, their husband or wife.

 Generally they will even move over when they can so you can pass. Just be safe out on the roads!

My other pictures of the day are courtesy of my husband. We were both checking on the cows in the back barn before we headed home last night, and I thought it would be a great photo opp. I know I don’t post many pictures of me at the farm because usually I lack a photographer.

Well… I was hoping we might get some better shots. I also didn’t realize these were so darn far away.

Still, I’ll take what I can get. Just to show that I really do spend time out in the barn with the cows. 🙂

 This post is already so helter-skelter I hesitate to share any running tales. The quick version is I ran 6 miles yesterday, had some small twinges in my knee, but everything feels okay today.

That’s all for this evening. Thanks again for all your comments and support.

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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6 Responses to There’s a lot going on in this post.

  1. Heidi Nicole says:

    I second that PSA…be nice to the farmers out there!

    When I was in my early teens our “main farm” moved from a side road onto a main highway – unfortunately the busy highway has led itself to some pretty serious accidents. I wasn’t at home at the time so I can’t place blame but both major accidents were due to driver distraction and drinking (the dude in the pick up, not the guy driving the dual-y tractor!). One [drunk] guy rear-ended the manure spreader, luckily no one was hurt. Another accident involved someone passing a turning tractor – the truck was going 60+mph…the tractor was literally ripped in half! No one was seriously hurt but there were hospital visits!

    So yah, basically…watch where you are going, don’t make assumptions, and BE CAREFUL!

    In happier news…GET EXCITED FOR FARGO Lisa! 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Scary stories. It really is so important to just be careful (and obvs avoid drinking & driving – grrr.)

      I am excited/freaked/nervous/pysched for Fargo. 1 week and 1 day!!

  2. Kierstan says:

    Double ditto the be careful with farm equipment! Our farmers here had a few nice days to finally get planting, but rain is in the forecast for the next 5 days or so. Crappy!

  3. Brit says:

    Team Green at Duke’s House!

  4. Jess says:

    Planting! The farmers can’t get into the fields around here yet, we have so much water. I’m hoping to get into part of my garden this week. Our weather just stinks.

    Look how cute you are in the barn! How fun to share those pics with us.

    Have a great experience in Fargo, can’t wait to hear all about it. I just recently started running again, it’s deep in my blood, but it’s been way too long. Felt just awesome!

    And, I am so so sorry about Wellington. It’s awful to lose a pet, but I believe we’re ALWAYS better off for having experienced that love, and always hold a part of them in our hearts. I’m glad too (as hard as it is) that you have closure to his story.

    • Lisa says:

      Jess, thanks for all of this. You are so right that it’s better to have loved Welle for the time we had, even though its awful to lose him.

      Hope you guys have that water go down soon and get some dry, sunny weather.

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