I have tried and tried to keep up with blogging and work and being a Mom to three very busy kids, and keep house (ok Brian, I am very glad we have someone who comes and cleans – more glad than you know), etc. it had crossed my mind that maybe I should leave this blogging thing to someone else, someone younger, someone who knows more about kids/agriculture/mom stuff/medicine or even all of the above.
See, for those of you who are new readers – I apologize for the grammar, and want to let you know that last year my ego to quite a beating after I got “Chopped” on the Mother’s Day episode on Food TV’s Chopped. So, sometimes I have questioned myself. It was really the first time I had ever failed. I have decided that I don’t like that. My kids and Brian have been really great with comments like “Mom, you were on TV,” but still the nagging voice in my head talked on… maybe it was time to let others Advocate for issues I care about. Maybe being a Mom and work is enough. So, I stopped working out, I ate, I gained 25 pounds, and I am not happy with myself. Have you ever been there?
How am I supposed to be a role model for my kids while I am wallowing in self pity?
Guess what? I am tired of sitting by and watching? So, I got nervous in a strange kitchen and overcooked meatballs. I can still talk and advocate for my kids, my farm, and agriculture. And I can still cook.
Today, I met the President of the American National Cattlewomen Association with Brie. I remember why I love agriculture. I want my kids to have a farm. I want you to understand why we do what we do on our farm.
Food is meant to be a glorious time with family and friends, not a source of stress. So I hope to get back to cooking more with my kids and posting more about my life here on our farm. What matters is sharing these experiences and hoping you can see that farm life is not much different than your life.
Time flies here and we go from sunny cool days to snow a foot deep. But chores must be done. Animals must be cared for, life goes on, one day follows another.
So, it’s with fond hopes for a brighter tomorrow and more blogs that I say, see you soon.