The Farm Wife Feeds. That’s the name of the blog for my first visit in Indiana, Jennifer Campbell, and feed she does. From her friends and family to the pigs and cows on the farm, Jennifer feeds as she spreads her love of agriculture.
It's no secret that farms have many moving pieces and that many times women are at the center of those pieces, keeping them all in the air. Farms aren't just family operations, they are businesses that don't stop. At the heart of the Sutter Farm in Pleasantville, Iowa is one such woman, Leanne Sutter.
At nearly every farm I am at it strikes me of what an immense labor of love farming or ranching is. It’s a labor of love for the land and the food grown, and for the livestock raised. It’s a labor of love for the farmHers life. No matter what type or size of farm, it’s always a love that is there and that love was very much alive and kicking at the Boxcar Farm and Garden in Maxwell, Texas.
Krystina Cook was one of the first women to invite me to her ranch when I started FarmHer. It just so happens I was in Iowa with little time and less funds for FarmHer travel while she and her pigs were in California. Fast forward nearly three years and I found my way to the Cook Pigs Ranch just outside of the quaint town of Julian in the mountains above San Diego.
Sometimes, or a lot of times really, life takes us in the most unforeseen but beautiful directions. Meet Jen Welch of The Crowded Acre farm in Buena Vista, Colorado. She grew up in Georgia, loving animals and working in a vet clinic before finding her way to Colorado in search of her next adventure. Around the time her first child was born Jen decided to make the leap from food service to the root of it all and started her farm, The Crowded Acre.