Remember the Super Bowl commercial this year featuring Paul Harvey’s by Ram Trucks? The commercial was several minutes long and it featured farmers and pretty farmland across America.
It was quite touching for lots of folks. It made me tear up just a bit, too! A few months after the commercial aired, I got to thinking….what about the farmer’s wife? I was inspired to write my own version! Last week, the poem ran in the De Smet News.

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I’d like to dedicate this poem to my Mama. She was the first person I shared it with, she helped me edit it and she inspired several of the lines within the poem. Here we are at the Centralia Fair last summer, it was about a zillion degrees & we were washing calves.

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I still have no idea how she can remember schedules for five busy girls + her own + her husband’s.

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She has a registered herd of Charolais cows, Angell-Thomas Charolais, too. She feeds them rain or shine and only needs help on big days like AI Day, muddy days or the occasional blizzard.

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Of course the whole poem is not about my Mom! It is about all farmer’s wives and Mom’s. While I wrote the lines I thought about the many experiences of the women I know in small towns. Most of the lines I wrote go back to a real woman & her true story.

I hope this poem is inspiring and uplifting to the many women who fill any portion of being a  “farmer’s wife.” It is a big job! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, so I had the idea to have the poem all dolled-up so it could be printed and framed. I asked my most, most, most favorite graphic designer, Emily Curtis, of the Empact Design to help me out.

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Here is what she came up with!

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If you’d like to purchase a copy of this print – please visit my store. It’s for sale there for $10 + shipping. I know lots of people feel comfortable paying with Paypal, so that is an option! 20130604-091530.jpg