• Best of Season 2

May 14, 2018

My FarmHer Journey, Part Two
From wine in California to oysters in Maine and a little basketball lesson in between, FarmHer continues to be an absolutely amazing journey. For Season Two of FarmHer on RFD-TV, we traveled across 12 states to tell the stories of 38 women, ages 1-87. From farm to farm, field to field, county to county and coast to coast the RFD-TV crew and I met some amazing women and were blessed to be able to share their awe-inspiring stories. Our journey racked up a lot of miles, plenty of laughs and a few tears too.
We started the season in Calvert, Texas, with the women of the Manterola family.  They were not only working cattle at the generational family ranch but were also hosting a group of women from around the world. The women spent the week learning about meat - from cutting to cooking, they covered it all and we were
there to capture the unique story of the Grrls Meat Camp!  
I had the pleasure of photographing Miss Iris and took a bumpy ride through her pristine Florida ranch in her old truck. She is a woman full of spunk and a zest for life.  She loves her cows and she loves the land that provides for her and them even more. Our travels took us to the shores of Maine, where I learned about raising and harvesting oysters in a unique type of farm, on the ocean.  
We took our viewers along to meet Megan Brown and learn about the ups and downs of working to keep a ranch in the family and to keep agriculture relevant…complete with a little nip from her not so small teacup pig, Silly. We focused on the Dineen’s, a first-generation farm family that is strong through thick and thin. From cranberries in Massachusetts to sorghum in Kentucky and wine in Maryland to milk in Texas, the stories of the women behind the food in Season Two were stunning. And don’t forget Marissa’s big smile at Straw Hat Farms!
While FarmHer on RFD-TV shares the stories of these amazing women, I can’t deny the fact that their stories have affected mine.  I learn so much from these women.  They invite me not just into their barns but they welcome me into their homes.  Each stop along the road helps me learn a little more about who I am.  Throughout Season Two, the definition of a FarmHer has stayed true - loving the land, caring for the community and feeding the people.  
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