Hey I’m Julie!
You’ll find that I write from my heart and am honest in what I express on my blogs. I have been blogging since 2012. Farming Grace Daily was created to combine two blogs, to bring more simplicity into my life. It was finally time to just create a blog that was the final stop on my writing of life. ( Or so I thought, 2016….)
I worked full time most of my life until 2014. I am now (primarily) a stay at home mother yet work a couple days a week. My life has had many twists and turns but at the age of 46 I’m happy to say it’s more of a straight path than ever.
Although I was brought home from the hospital when born to a cattle feed lot, I spent the first part of my adult life away from any type of farm. In 2003 I married Milton and that all changed. In 2010, after we built our home next to the family farmstead it became clear I would be placed even further into what being a farmer’s wife meant.
I enjoy quilting, baking, cooking, but my happiness moments in life is when the entire family is home and around our dinner table. My mother was totally right on that one!
Milton is a fourth generation farmer. He spent his childhood on this very farm with his other three brothers being raised by their parents that have now been married over 50 years. His parents continue to be a part of our daily lives and we all find that a blessing for sure! Especially the farm-kid, our daughter!
Milton is happiest when he is farming or spending time with the family and especially in nature. Elk hunting is something he has done most of this adult life! He is a seasoned craftsman as well as he spent many years in the construction business. The older kids call on him often for help with their homes or building things! Milton is the quiet type but is loyal as they can be. I think I’ll keep him!
Our family is composed of a few people. Myself, my farmer husband, three daughters, two son-in-laws, four grandchildren, and two grand-dogs. My daughter’s ages span from 30 to 25 to 10. Having adult children and a young child is kinda cool in my books. And I might add we LOVE being grandparents!
I worked full time most of my life until 2014. Took some time to be a stay at home Mom which I LOVED but due to farming being financially roller coaster ride, I went back to work part time in 2015. In 2018 I found myself back in the insurance business as a customer service rep a few days a week in our little town! I thought I’d never be back in the insurance business but never say never right!? I love the flexibility of being home with our daughter and still helping to provide for our family.
My life has had many twists and turns but at the age of 47 I’m happy to say it’s more of a straight path than ever. And I’m just fine with that!
Now about the blog!
When I came home from the hospital from being born, my home was at a cattle feed-lot in Kansas. So my life in the country began right away. My journey did take me to town for quite a few years but over 15 years ago I married a farmer. That is when my journey found it’s way back to the country life. You can read more about our farm life by clicking on the tab named Farming.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Jesus Christ is my savior and I belong to a Lutheran- Missouri Synod (country) church. To read more about my faith journey and that section of the blog, click on the tab named Grace.
My hope here at Farming Grace is to share a personal connection on two different levels. One is the farm life in hopes to share knowledge, stories, and honor the farming community. The other one is to share on a personal level the journey of finding my way closer to God, sharing His word, living a life daily with His grace, and letting that be enough.
On both levels I want to inspire, help, and learn myself about what is here for me while on earth. I hope you enjoy the blog.
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