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  • Jennifer is a self proclaimed country girl born and raised in Northern California. After joining social media, Jenny met a farmer from North Dakota. She followed her heart all the way to the rural prairies of ND where she is now married to that farmer. Besides spending time with her farmer, Jenny can be found with a camera in hand capturing the world around her, loves the challenges of bringing culture to the North Dakota prairie through a variety of culinary creations, and using her interior design degree to flip their bachelor pad into a home. All of this and more can be found on her photography blog: jldphotographblog.com.
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You Wonder What He Thinks...

by Jennifer_Dewey on ‎05-21-2014 10:12 AM

One of my favorite Sunday afternoon activities to do is to stop by Grandpa & Grandma's house... My husband and I stop, Grandpa usually offers us a beverage, grandma brings out food or candy, and we just sit there and talk. We listen to the stories that living 80+ years brings. 

 

I love listening to Grandpa's stories.. The stories of the farm, the many auction's he's attended, the stories of cattle and crops, and winters. Grandpa really is a one of a kind. I've never known a man who could make me laugh so much in one sitting. Or a man who is so full of one-liner's like when he shakes your hand and says "this is where two good hands meet". 

 

As I sit there and listen to him talk about the past and catch up on what's new in our lives. I think to myself... You wonder what he thinks...

 

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What he thinks about how much the farm has grown since he's retired

 

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What he thinks about how the equipment has changed, grown, and advanced

 

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What he thinks about how the methods have changed, the landscape has changed

 

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What he thinks about seeing the new generation of his family farm the same ground he did for all those years

 

Last time he was out at the farm, he told me a story about his planter. He can remember back to when he planted with a 2 row planter. Now he marvels at the new planter in the yard. He says "I almost couldn't believe when my son brought home an 8 row planter and now look at this." 

 

I cannot even imagine what it will be like to take in all of that once I have turned some 80 years young. To see the changes that occur in my lifetime. Right now 20-something feels like a long time, but my life is just a drop in the bucket. I look at Grandpa and I can only hope to age like he has. To still have as much spark,  be as full of life, and witty as he is. 

 

But for right now, I feel so fortunate to be able to listen to his stories on those Sunday afternoons. And maybe one of these days I will have to ask him what he thinks... 

 

The World Is Your Corn Field

by Jennifer_Dewey on ‎02-26-2014 10:36 AM

What some farmers had to say about the New John Deere planter! 

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