We are a little bit old fashioned.
There are smart phones, laptops, desktops, i-pads and all sort of electronic devices...all of which have calendar apps on them.
But...to keep our busy schedule straight...we would be lost without our old-fashioned wall calendar.
Sure, I use the calendar on my phone for some items, especially those dates that I know I will need when I am out and about, but there is something about seeing it in black and white that makes it stick in my brain.
People seem to be intrigued by our lives.
One of my co-workers says I am so interesting....I think she means that in a good way?
We are just ordinary people who have chosen a not so ordinary path in our lives.
So just in case you were wondering....
If you have ever spent a day driving around the countryside, you have seen signs hanging at the end of long farm lanes. Many of these signs indicate the name of a centuries old family run farm.
When we moved to our farm sixteen years ago, we were just those neighbors that had some land and a couple of horses. Once we decided to buy Miniature Herefords, we knew that we were embarking on a bigger and more professional venture. If we were going to sell our animals, we needed to have a farm name.
One of the questions we asked Roy Largent when we brought home our first cows was what the best way to sell them was. Miniature Herefords are a niche market, so sometimes you have to take a different approach to marketing and selling. Roy said the best thing we could do was to have a website.
We took Roy's advice and started this website. But, before we could have a website, we needed a name.
Farm names come in all shapes and sizes.
Some are generic.
Some are really cool.
And some just make you scratch your head.
So how did we land on 4 Wiley Farm?
Last Saturday was just an ordinary day on the farm.
Not really ordinary for us...because we ordinarily aren't home for a whole day.
It was an uneventful weekend left completely blank on the calendar. We didn't have one thing scheduled for the entire weekend.
Just a day to ourselves and a Sunday with church and afternoon rest.
It may not be ordinary for us to be home, but on the rare occasion that we get to be an ordinary family, this is what and ordinary day looks like.
The day started with a lazy start and everyone getting up when their bodies where well rested and ready to start a new day.
A rare treat for all of us.
At some point, you are going to lose.
Our goal is always to win, but you can rest assured that all winners have either lost a lot on the road to winning, or they are going to lose at some point down the road.
I think we have learned the most from the times that we have lost. One of the most important things we have learned from losing is how to be a good loser.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.