I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
Our second French farm was also dairy and beef. They have 180 milk cows and 550 bulls for beef. The bulls are left as bulls and are not de-horned. Different from how we do beef cattle here.
Beautiful buildings and hedges everywhere. This hedge was the most impressive one we saw anywhere. Our lovely interpreter Nadine was with us all week. (above, in jacket)
Beautiful cattle. Nice operation.
Farmers are the same everywhere. They can talk all day. On the R is Phillipe, a farmer who escorted us several days in France. Second from R is Francois P. who farms this operation.
Lovely countryside. Fields are much smaller, and usually separated by hedges. They did not understand that our farm of about 2000 acres is not so big, until we began to tell them that it takes 6-7 hours at 70 MPH to drive across just our state.