1. The winter…and when there is snow on the ground. This translates that there are three categories of work during the winter: working with cattle, working on equipment in the shop, or working at the desk (AKA bookwork/planning). This means my husband is home more.
2. The beef. I must admit I think our beef tastes better (yes, I can tell a difference) than what we can get at the local supermarket. It is a perk undoubtedly, that I thoroughly enjoy. I am quite spoiled with the variety of steaks, stew meat, ground beef, roast, and round steak.
3. The spontaneity.
I am a planner. I like to plan ahead of time. But during the fall and during the spring (and sometimes in between) when it is busy busy, I never know what the day may bring. Sometimes it is a sack lunch, sometimes
it is a two hour road trip, and sometimes it is a rainy day. Whatever it may be, I enjoy the adventure it has become. A little spontaneity is good for me.
4. The country life.
I didn’t know anything about farming (and honestly did not care to) until
I met the man of my dreams. Now I have unlimited tractor rides, picnics in the countryside, an
increased southern accent in my husband’s voice, and Christmas cards from other farmers and their tractors, and an excuse to make “meat and potatoes – and don’t forget the gravy” for all meals – now and forever.
5. Did I mention the winter?