My Girls’ Thoughts About “Growing up on a farm”

Wednesday Wisdom 🙂


Inspiration this week comes from Proverbs 13: 4

“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.”


This week we bring you Wednesday Wisdom live from our farm. The girls and I headed out to the pasture to record a Facebook Live broadcast on the five things that they felt were most important to learn growing up on a farm.

  1. How to gain trust
  2. How to show empathy
  3. How to embrace tenacity
  4. How to build leadership skills
  5. How to work as a team

I love that my kids have grown up on the farm and it’s fun to be able to share some of their thoughts on things that aren’t just farm lessons but also life lessons.

Our pasture does not have the best cell coverage, so you will notice a couple of points about half way through the broadcast where the video did not record. The first one occurs while Megan shares her Nebraska State Gold Medal Pole Vault experience and it lasts about a minute. The second one is much quicker and occurs as we talk about leadership. You can fast forward past those when you get there. I apologize for the technological challenges — and am very sorry that they did not record the girls’ messages. I had hoped that we would get through the broadcast without the cell problems but that wasn’t in the plan for the day.

The last minute or so of the video is pretty special for me as Meg talks about growing up with my favorite farmer and I 🙂 It is my hope that Matt and I have been able to teach our kids to not only work hard, but also to work with God’s love in their hearts in order to share their talents and make a difference in the world.

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