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Putting my poem up for sale was a bit nerve wracking artistically and logistically. When I listed the poem on Facebook, I had never done much shipping before. In hindsight, I should have looked into that first – before coming up with a price. Lesson learned!

I learned a bit about packing, shipping and keeping addresses organized. I also downloaded the PayPal app so I could send orders right from my phone.

That was all good for me to learn. However, those were just little things compared to the kind and community-centered responses I got from women around the US. I feel much more connected to “farm wives” after putting this poem “out there.”

So far, I have been fortunate enough to send a poem to these states:

Missouri
South Dakota
Indiana
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Michigan
Alabama
Oklahoma
Kansas
Colorado

I didn’t want to list these states to show how many poems had sold (Less than 50, but hey…I am thrilled).

I wanted to show that there are farm wives in every state! Women who work every day to care for kids, husbands, livestock and homes. We are part of a larger community of women.

Mother’s Day is getting very close and this will be one that I always remember! I would love to keep writing, but I am heading out to help my Mom move some of her cows!

Sierra Shea

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  1. Kathy Hasekamp

    I aimed to catch up with you last night at FFA Banquet and see how the sales were going, looks like good. Yes selling and shipping a learning curve in and of itself, but you’ll get it down pat soon! Way to go girlie! 🙂

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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.