You know you are a farm girl at heart when:
1. You get excited when entering a farm supply store.
2. You ask for a farm/garden related object for your birthday.
3. You start your garden plans in December.
4. You are thrilled when your seedlings have emerged from the ground.
5. You like Bluegrass music.
6. Crowds annoy you, unless it's people you know.
7. You get excited when someone is interested in farming and/or gardening and you talk their leg off!
8. A new canning recipe is very intriguing to you.
9. You love to drive through an Amish community and look at their perfect farms and gardens.
10. You dream about ways to improve yours and make it perfect.
11. You love this picture!
Can you relate to any of these? If so, then we have something in common! You don't have to live on a farm to be a country girl at heart! I guess it has always been a part of me, thanks to my parents. I grew up on a hobby farm, where my dad raised our own grass-fed beef, pastured meat chickens, free range eggs and a big garden. I remember as a young girl sitting at the table for supper, and appreciating that we ate what we raised.
I also remember drinking goat's milk from our own goats. Now, my dad didn't take the necessary steps to keep the milk from being off-flavored, so it was not the best! My sister and I would hold our noses as we drank it and raced to see who could drink it the fastest to get it over with! But, now we have goats and are drinking their milk! Who would have thought, right? There are certain steps we take to keep it from having an after-taste. I'll explain that on my posts about raising goats.
My father left a legacy of eating healthy even when grass-fed or pasture-raised anything wasn't that popular. He instilled the farm girl at heart in me, and I am so glad he did! What legacy will you leave with your children?