Hi. My name is Lynell. My husband Jesse and I are just two farm kids that grew up in small town Minnesota. I lived on a BIG corporate dairy farm and he grew up on a small neighboring family farm.
After childhoods filled with cows, crops, and diesel exhaust, we headed off to college, graduated, got married, and started living our life together in the city. Once we started our family, we began to reminisce about growing up as farm kids. We longed for our own children to experience wide open spaces, to run and explore; for them to have a relationship to the land and to learn the responsibilities and joys of caring for and nurturing animals.
So we packed up and moved out of the big city back to our small town, where we eventually purchased an old, non-active, run-down, “lots of potential” farm place along a lazy river.
I decided to start this blog to connect with people with similar interests and to record our adventures, projects, successes and failures with life in the country. This blog is not about a return to a “simple life” or about “living off the land.” Our lives are anything but simple and if we tried to live off the land, we would most certainly all perish. We live daily in chaos as we both commute to our jobs, drive kids to lessons and activities, attend recitals, concerts and athletic events. Amidst the chaos, we try to find time to rebuild our farm and enjoy new experiences and old traditions. We are just two farm kids trying to blend our modern life with a slice of the country life from our past.
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