May 30, 2017
By definition, a journey is “a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time” and also “passage or progress from one stage to another.” As I think back over the excitement, joy, tears, miles, hard work and dedication the first season of our FarmHer TV show brought, it was most definitely a FarmHer journey of epic proportions.
While FarmHer began just over 4 years ago with a dream and my camera, that was just the beginning of the journey, and it is far from over yet. Over the past year the talented crew from RFD-TV, who I am blessed to now call my friends, set out on a new FarmHer journey, to create a TV show. We visited 46 women in states around the country and brought their stories to life on television through the lens of FarmHer.
No matter where I went or who I visited, one thing stayed true; the strength of the women I met. Whether they had faced tragedy or were following a dream, they are all strong and amazing in their own way.
From the east coast to the west, I found that there really is no feeling like stepping foot on a farm.
I experienced the beauty that women bring to agriculture…the quiet and calm of them working, their hands moving sure and strong and their gentle care when it comes to their livestock.
I saw their connection to and love for their communities, something that is special to the culture of agriculture.
I ate amazing food, many times grown or raised by the woman I was visiting, and always, always prepared with love.
I learned how hard it is to be in front of the camera, and worked slowly but surely at overcoming that and feeling comfortable in my skin.
I saw some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets - a true joy wherever you are.
I witnessed the love of mothers for their children.
I learned about fire ants, and why you should ALWAYS look where you are walking in Texas.
I learned that while cute, baby goats are cuter when they are someone else’s.
I learned how to make cheese, drive a combine, back a trailer, make a pear pie, change a tire, and that holding a turtle isn’t actually scary at all.
I learned that women can do anything and everything that they set their mind to.
This FarmHer journey is a progress from one stage to another. It is a way of exploring, trying new things, finding out it is ok to be afraid. It is a new perspective on agriculture and the women who are the heart and soul of farms, ranches, and agribusinesses all around this great country.
Thank you for being a part of this FarmHer journey, and I hope this inspires you to take a journey of your own.
Until season two…
June 30, 2017
Tonight is the first time I have heard of this. I own a farm in Maxwell, TX, but have not lived on it for over 20 years. I do visit it frequently and have a granddaughter living in the old farm house. I would like to meet the owners of the farm featured tonight on RFDTV—it can’t be too far from my place, since I saw the train going by as the filming was done. My sister saw the show and called me about Maxwell and I just caught the very last of the show.
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