Season 4  | Episode 5 |  Amanda Freund | Please Pass the Gas!

Season 4 | Episode 5 | Amanda Freund | Please Pass the Gas!

September 30, 2019 4 Comments

The Freund farm and the FarmHers that are behind it are just so cool.  They are a story of a bustling farm market, a methane digester and Cow Pots.  They are a story of sustainability, innovation and, well, Poo!

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Season 4 | Episode 4 | Annie Dee | Sustainability and Soybeans in Alabama

Season 4 | Episode 4 | Annie Dee | Sustainability and Soybeans in Alabama

September 23, 2019

Once in Alabama and with Annie in a more active role, along with her younger brother Mike, they set out to work on the soil. The ground at their new farm wasn’t the best and Annie was told it never would be. With that catalyst, she set out to improve the soil health and she has done just that.  She was a pioneer in planting cover crops and using no-till farming practices and over the decades have seen increasingly healthy soil, full of biodiversity.  

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Season 4 |  Episode 3 | Katrina Capasso |  Llamas, the Magical, Mystical Creatures!

Season 4 | Episode 3 | Katrina Capasso | Llamas, the Magical, Mystical Creatures!

September 18, 2019

Head to New York for...a llama trek!  Katrina cares for and loves each and every one of the animals. Their health and well being is at the top of her mind all of the time, and finding fun ways for the public to come to a farm and interact with livestock is her goal in business.  

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Season 4 | Episode 2 |  Teresa Smithmyer |  From the Sea to the Salt

Season 4 | Episode 2 | Teresa Smithmyer | From the Sea to the Salt

September 11, 2019 1 Comment

That discover turned into a passion project, then catapulted into a business where she harvests sea salt from water collected out of Bull’s Bay in South Carolina. A few times a week she hooks up her truck to the trailer with huge tanks and drives the five smiles out to Bulls Bay.  There she hooks up her pump and hoses and gets to work collecting the water.

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A Focus on Wellness and Safety

A Focus on Wellness and Safety

September 09, 2019

Female farmers are hustling superwomen in every season and most especially, during harvest season.   As caregivers and nurturers, we also assume the role of “the unofficial safety officers of our farms”.  Read on to join AgriSafe in focusing on farm safety.

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Season 4 |  Episode 1 | Emma Riley |  Emma's Sweet Voice

Season 4 | Episode 1 | Emma Riley | Emma's Sweet Voice

September 03, 2019 1 Comment

With the day nearly done, the family gathered up outside where I was in for one more treat…quite possibly my favorite, a small show.  From the tiniest ones to the eldest, everyone played their instruments, bursting with pride. Emma’s sweet voice and rhythmic fiddle rose above the rest...

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Being Bold, Dreaming Big and FarmHer

Being Bold, Dreaming Big and FarmHer

August 01, 2019 5 Comments

Today we are six years down what I have come to trust will be a long road.  A road filled with exciting things to see, great stops along the way and the most genuine people I could ever imagine on farms lining the path.  A long road that will likely have its share of twists, turns, and potholes….but I’m working on filling those potholes with flowers!  

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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 6 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 9 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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