Monday, March 17, 2014

27 Years of Playing on the Farm

Yep, today is my 27th birthday.  

It seems pretty crazy but exciting at the same time as I go into my second year of full time farming.

We are living in a time where there are a ton of people becoming first generation farmers, which I think is something to laud and applaud.  Starting anything from scratch is tough!  I have always felt incredibly lucky to have grown up on the farm.  I got to experience so many great things and enjoy food the way it is supposed to be - fresh from the field.

So for your viewing enjoyment I pulled a few pictures from the past 27 years of being a farm kid.

But first....self gifting! I love to self gift because it always fits just right and it's always the right color!

This Years Self Gifts: 

  • Joules Navy Floral Rain boot: Welly's are a must on the farm and why not have the cutest ones! 
  • Necessities Day Spa (if you're in NJ) or OCCO Skin Studio (if you're in SC): a little eye brow wax and tint action and maybe a pedi too!  Totally obsessed with both day spas! 
  • Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan: Even though this canning cookbook is geared toward very small batch canning and I have an almost unlimited supply of lots of canning peaches for example...I still am super excited to check out Marisa's new book! 
  • Boulder Band Headbands: I discovered these little beauties from a friend who recommended them on Facebook....they are truly the only headband that stays on your head! Amen! 
  • And....maybe a new pair of Nano's for CrossFit. 

my boulder bands
And now some farm throwback pictures....

mom and i in the greenhouse

yes, we had a lamb living in our house for the first month of her life
i love my hair in this picture
i've been thinking of getting back in the saddle this spring
yesterday in the greenhouse - way over shot lighting but i kind of love it

Happy St. Patrick's Day to You and Happy Birthday to Me


  1. Happy Birthday Rose! I have super enjoyed your posts this winter. Thank you for sharing your life's story with us. You are a wonderful person and very courageous. I wish you continued success this season.

    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment. It made my day!

  2. I Love these old pics! Brings back a ton of memories. You should go ride one of Mom's horses :)

    1. I had such a fun time looking through old photo albums this morning. Good times!


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