Mom-to-Mom Are You OK?

Mom-to-Mom Are You OK?

May 29, 2019

Working dual careers as a bedside R.N. in an intensive care unit, as well as work on the farm, I readied for the birth by preparing home and family for the new addition. What I didn’t expect was the Postpartum Depression that followed. More than the baby blues, the long-lasting feelings of sadness, anxiety, disconnectinsecurities, and somewhat robotic mindset of I was just going through the motions” hung on for months.

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Season 3 | Episode 24 | Carey Portell | Not Just a Survivor

Season 3 | Episode 24 | Carey Portell | Not Just a Survivor

May 16, 2019 2 Comments

To say Carey Portel is strong is an understatement.  As I followed her around the farm and watched her careful steps and well-thought out actions, I was absolutely amazed by this woman.  When life handed her a situation that most people would give in to, she fought back. 

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Season 3 | Episode 23 |  Anya Irons |  A Home on the Farm

Season 3 | Episode 23 | Anya Irons | A Home on the Farm

May 06, 2019 6 Comments

It made my heart happy to watch Anya with her daughters and interacting with her family.  It reminded me that there is a plan for everything in life, and the plan for Anya was a great one. From a girl raised in a Russian orphanage with no dreams of the future, to a FarmHer with a family of her own, flourishing a half a world away, at home in the Midwest dirt.

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Season 3 |  Episode 22 |  Venise and Belinda |  Some Simple Goodness

Season 3 | Episode 22 | Venise and Belinda | Some Simple Goodness

April 30, 2019

Venise and Belinda have something very cool going on.  Working with family, teaching kids the beauty of the outdoors, and bringing a bit of the farm to the world in an unexpected but delightful way.  My simple afternoon was full of goodness on a Washington farm!

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Christine May | Season 3 | Episode 22 | The Food Chain

Christine May | Season 3 | Episode 22 | The Food Chain

April 30, 2019

There are people at work all throughout the food chain, and Christine and other agronomists like her are giving their time, expertise and care to all of us in the efforts put in to grow the fruits and vegetables that make their way to our table each day.

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Krista Tavares | Season 3 | Episode 20 | Spreading the Message of Agriculture

Krista Tavares | Season 3 | Episode 20 | Spreading the Message of Agriculture

April 16, 2019

Krista Tavares has a passion for plants.  She grew up in suburban Los Angeles to parents who had no connection to agriculture.  In Kindergarten she was introduced to growing plants through a raised bed garden at school and the rest is history. 

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Taylen and Sharon |  Season 3 | Episode 20 | A New Path Forward

Taylen and Sharon | Season 3 | Episode 20 | A New Path Forward

April 16, 2019

Taylen and Sharon are strong women.  They are the type of women that do what needs to be done.  They type that figure out what they need to do to move forward.  It’s tough. It’s really, really tough, but they’re going to do it. 

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Brenda Frketich |  Season 3 | Episode 19 | Having a Little Faith

Brenda Frketich | Season 3 | Episode 19 | Having a Little Faith

April 09, 2019

Brenda grew up on the farm, immersed in agriculture. She left for college in LA with dreams of becoming a lawyer but quickly realized what she had left behind.  Following college, she came back to the farm where she listened and learned from her dad - from planting to harvesting and everything in between.

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The Soil Sisters | Season 3 | Episodes 17-18 | Five Things I Learned from the Soil Sisters

The Soil Sisters | Season 3 | Episodes 17-18 | Five Things I Learned from the Soil Sisters

March 26, 2019 1 Comment

Farm hop in Wisconsin with the Soil Sisters, a group women who banded together to form a camaraderie that they couldn’t find elsewhere. A group to share ideas and grow businesses. A group of women who bonded over their similarities to become friends and allies.

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Jessica Riel | Season 3 | Episode 16 | Grace, Grit and Generations

Jessica Riel | Season 3 | Episode 16 | Grace, Grit and Generations

March 19, 2019

Jessica Riel grew up in a farming family in Washington’s Yakima Valley, the top hops growing region in the U.S. In 2015 the family business was growing due to the expansion of the craft beer industry in the U.S. so, as the demand rose, she answered the call and moved back home and set to work. 

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Dana Frey | Season 3 | Episode 15 | Crawfish, Crawdads, Mud Bugs and More!

Dana Frey | Season 3 | Episode 15 | Crawfish, Crawdads, Mud Bugs and More!

March 11, 2019 2 Comments

Under the watchful eye and keen sense of the FarmHer of the operation, Dana, the farm has boomed.  Dana takes pride in running the operation and she works hard to keep it strong and successful, getting just a few hours of sleep a night during peak crawfish season.  But, as she says, she loves what she does and it is clear to me that this Louisiana woman, not only loves running the farm but also, spreading a little bit of her beloved culture, via crawfish, all around the country.

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The Marcoot Jersey Creamery |  Season 3 | Episode 14 | Robots, Cheese and Whey...Oh My!

The Marcoot Jersey Creamery | Season 3 | Episode 14 | Robots, Cheese and Whey...Oh My!

March 04, 2019

Each woman is driven in her own unique way, bringing a diverse set of talents back to the farm.  These women have worked hard to not only keep their family legacy alive, but to allow it to grow and change to reflect who they are.  Their innovative nature, stick-to-itivness and zest for life are a lesson for the ages.

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