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Living life as a modern farm wife

My name is Jessica. I traded stilettos for rubber boots to marry a dairy man. Now, I am slowly learning what it means to be a modern farm wife.


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How I Accidentally Fell in Love with a Farmer

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 11:40am 0 Comments

Ours was not love at first sight.

Dairy Man was a friend of my college housemate. The first time I remember him was when he came to my door looking for her.

“Is Amanda here?”


“No, sorry.”


“Ok. Hey, would you like to get coffee sometime?”


“Um. What was your name again?”

DM wants me to point out that I’m oversimplifying this exchange, but that was the…


The Calm Before the (Corn) Storm

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 9:35am 0 Comments

The tall, swaying stalks out my bedroom window make it impossible to ignore: fall is here. More specifically, as the Dairy Man keeps reminding me, corn harvest is almost here.

DM is charged with nervous energy and dancing around the house humming “It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiiime of the yeeeeeear.”

I, on the other hand, start hearing the music from Jaws: “Daaaaa dum, daaaaa dum, daaaaaa dum da dum daaaa dum.” This week truly is the calm…


A Look At Our Shiny New Barn.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 9:55am 0 Comments

After months of planning, building, and anxious mooing, our shiny new barn is finally complete. I’m sure the Dairy Man would love to take a moment to bask, but he’s already moved on to other projects.

Oof. Just a little manure pit. Things never slow down around here.

But, back to the beauteous barn. As you know, Dairy Man decided to…


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At 12:05pm on August 9, 2011, Walt Cooley said…
Welcome, Jessica! Thanks for letting us use your blog post in the last issue of Progressive Dairyman! You're a creative/gifted writer.


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