Grocery shopping is MY thing. I think there are some husbands that might do this, but I hate to say it I'm not sure if we would eat or what we would get fed if I left it up to Mr. Farmer (Honey, if you are reading this, I love you till the cows come home, but we both know it's true). I try to space out my grocery stops to every other week and this may be longer if I am able to make a run to Costco which is about an hour and fifteen minutes away. This may seem like a long time between grocery stops, but bread freezes and milk stays fresh for some time. One other benefit is having the ability to buy our protein in large amounts. Once a year we buy a quarter of beef and a half of a hog from my sister and her in-laws and keep it in our deep freeze. This helps with the budget, meal planning and the biggest plus - supporting local agriculture.
We are in the thick of planting which means I've moved into semi-single mom mode as my farmer works long hours to get the crop in the ground. We had rain showers move through the area over the last couple days which let all of us come up for air. I always appreciate when I can see my farmer for more than 5 minutes in passing or as I get my goodnight kiss when he sneaks into bed hours after me.
These "single-mom" moments are ones I would not pass up, and it makes me even more grateful for the life we live. It may be busy, it may be stressful, but boy are we blessed. During planting I try to bring warm meals out to the field. This allows for one of those 5 minute passings and the kids get to see their daddy hard at work. Last week we brought supper out and our daughter rode with my husband for one not short enough round while mom got to snap some pics. As a three year old going back and forth in the field with no visible progress means one short attention span.
Why would someone name their blog Laceys Loving Lawrence?
The honest truth is I have had THIS name picked out from the beginning, before I rewrote my first blog post for the 23,458th time. The name was ALWAYS there!
My intent of this blog is to bring you the raw honest truth about our life on the farm and it just so happens that our little piece of crazy heaven is located in a LAWRENCE township. This is the place where we eat off the land and raise our children. We are raising crops that will feed the world and hopefully raising children that will turn into amazing leaders!
P.S. Did I mention we might not have livestock but one special Grandpa does. This makes our farming story even better!
I'm Lisa, a farm wife, mom and old lady at heart (or my husband tells me so). Agriculture, quilting, and baking were my first loves and now I get to enjoy them with my family!