A Quick Stop at the Farm…

Gannon and Carver had their well child checks last week. Gannon has ANOTHER ear infection. He was so fussy on the way home. We were driving by the farm, Craig was almost off of work, I decided to make a pit stop and I’m so glad we did! I got some really awesome pictures.

These pictures were taken about 2 seconds apart from each other.

I got some super cute pictures of the boys checking on the cattle.

I love stopping at the farm. I grew up on this farm from the time I was three. These pens, this barn, these sheds all held the same excitement for me as they do for my children now.

I can remember chasing cattle in the middle of the night. I can remember helping dad move cattle between gates/sheds. I can remember when I accidentally wore crocs in 6 inches of manure and dad making fun of me.

I can remember having to sit on the milk cart when I was naughty and milk cows with dad. I can remember playing in the cotton seed. I can remember when my sister was teaching me how to play catch during calf chores with the milk bottles and it gave me a black eye.

I can remember getting the lawn mower stuck and my dad coming over and literally lifting it out of the mud to drier ground. I can remember bringing treats out to the office and blueberry muffins in the summer. I can remember when that old apple tree got struck by lightning just feet away from our living room window where I was sitting. I can remember the old machine shed and the nursery that were here before the new pens were built.

Not only do I get to make memories with my boys on this farm, but I have so many of my own to share with Craig and the boys.

Thanks for reading friends!



  1. Ellie
    September 23, 2020 / 12:28 pm

    Love reading about your memories and making memories with your boys. So special!

  2. Elle
    September 23, 2020 / 3:33 pm

    I love living in the city. And I treasure being raised on a dairy farm! You’ve got 2 very lucky boys 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Brings back memories of my own 🙂

  3. Barbara
    September 23, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    So many memories! I’m intrigued by the Cotten sees, did you grow cotten in northern Iowa? Or was it used for feed or something else?

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter
    September 23, 2020 / 7:36 pm

    Growing up on a farm is magical!! I didn’t grow up on one, but I definitely love living on one now!! Awesome memories of your childhood and making new memories for your boys!

  5. Marie attew
    September 24, 2020 / 8:10 am

    I live in the U.K. and my dad was a milk tanker driver and in the 60’s before health and safety went mad during the holidays we were allowed to go with him. I loved going round all the farms seeing the cattle and getting a drink of milk that was unpasteurised.

  6. Diane in WA
    September 24, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    Loved your memories of the farm. I grew up on one also and laughed at some of your memories as I could relate. Sad that my kids weren’t able to grow up on one, but they did get to visit once a year when we went to see the grandparents and uncle.

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