Hey I’m Julie!
You’ll find that I write from my heart and enjoy taking photos of my family and country life on the farm. I have been blogging since 2012 and periodically take breaks, all while raising one last daughter, working part time and quilting when I can.
Changing things up after while seems to happen which has led me back to where I started – sort of.
You can read about why I’m back at In Between the Sunsets of Life after a stop at Farming Grace Daily if you would like. There is a couple places to check it out.
I worked full time most of my life until 2014 primarily in the insurance industry. I now work part time in that industry. Being a stay at home mother was a dream for me and I was able to do it for a short time. But honestly part time work seems to work best for our family and my own mindset! My life has had many twists and turns but at the age of 48 I’m happy to say it’s on more of a straight path than ever!
How did I come to be on the farm?
Although I was brought home from the hospital when born, to a cattle feed lot, I spent the first part of my adult life away from any type of farm. In 2003 I married Milton and that all changed. In 2010, after we built our home next to the family farmstead it became clear I would be placed even further into what being a farmer’s wife meant.
I enjoy quilting, baking, cooking, but my happiness moments in life occur when the entire family is home and around our dinner table. My mother was totally right on that one! Being a grandma is the best thing ever and having your adult kids call you for advice is pretty high on the list too. Simplicity is how I like life and on the quieter side of things too.
Milton is a fourth generation farmer. He spent his childhood on this very farm with his other three brothers being raised by their parents that have now been married over 60 years. His parents continue to be a part of our daily lives and we all find that a blessing for sure! Especially the farm-kid!
Milton is happiest when he is farming or spending time with the family and especially in nature. Elk hunting is something he has done most of this adult life! He is a seasoned craftsman as well as many years in the construction business. The older kids call on him often for help with their homes or building things! Milton is the quiet type but is loyal as they come. His faith is very strong, although you won’t hear him talk continually about it.
Our family is composed of a few people. Myself, my farmer husband, three daughters, two son-in-laws, four grandchildren, and two grand-dogs. My daughter’s ages span from 31 to 27 to 11. Having adult children and a young child is kinda cool in my books. And I might add we LOVE being grandparents!
When I came home from the hospital from being born, my home was at a cattle feed-lot in Kansas. So my life in the country began right away. My journey did take me to town for quite a few years but over 15 years ago I married a farmer. That is when my journey found it’s way back to the country life. You can read more about our farm life by clicking on the tab named Farming.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Jesus Christ is my savior and I belong to a Lutheran- Missouri Synod (country) church. To read more about my faith journey and that section of the blog, click on the tab named Grace.
My hope here at Farming Grace is to share a personal connection on two different levels. One is the farm life in hopes to share knowledge, stories, and honor the farming community. The other one is to share on a personal level the journey of finding my way closer to God, sharing His word, living a life daily with His grace, and letting that be enough.
On both levels I want to inspire, help, and learn myself about what is here for me while on earth. I hope you enjoy the blog.
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