People often ask me, what it was like growing up on a farm…and I say, “amazing!!” There were always things to do and lots of wide open, privately owned space so you never had to worry about jerk neighbors too often lol. Had it not been for living on a farm I would very likely never have been able to own horses, or have the understanding I do of veterinarian procedures on farm animals. I have witnessed and participated in so many scenarios over the years, a studying veterinary student could only dream of having those opportunities!! I’ve spent my entire life studying at the best school you can go to-and that’s the school of first hand experience! The kind of schooling that textbooks just can’t give you.
BUT…It wasn’t always fun and games. I always had chores to do and that meant getting up early and rarely being able to play with friends after school. And even if my friends could come and visit me, they never wanted to because they always got stuck doing work!! So I usually ended up having to hang out with my brothers…which basically meant being pestered lol.
During lambing season, which has finished not too long ago at our farm, there are often babies that get orphaned. Sometimes their mothers die, sometimes they have too many lambs, and sometimes they just won’t take their baby. For whatever reason, they still need to be taken care of and nursed. Sooo as you can see in this picture, I’m feeding one of the orphans replacement milk…which is never as good as the milk they would get from their mother, but something that must be done during their formative months.
All of my friends here in the city can never quite wrap their head around me coming from a farm or doing things like that considering the life I lead elsewhere. And I’m sure those of you who are just learning about me are thinking the same thing! But you have heard it straight from the horses mouth ; ) Yes, I am a farm girl and wouldn’t have it any other way!!