Happy Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I have to say that lately I have been so extremely thankful for my husband who has recently started working for our family farm.  And today especially as he walked in the office with these...

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I was reminded just how lucky of a farmer and wife I am.


This past month hasn't been easy, heck the past 6 months haven't been easy.  Taking me away from the farm's manual labor pool with the baby on the way and other challenges that have come up has made us all a bit more stressed around here.  But the addition of Matt just a few months ago is something that quickly gave me and everyone a chance to take a big deep breath.


I don't want to get all mushy on you, because I'm not really that kind of writer.  But I just want to say that my life, with as much as it has changed in the past few years, couldn't be more blessed.  Just thinking of having my husband and I work side by side on our family's farm, raising the fourth generation to run in these fields, eat this dirt, and play in this mud, makes me one of the lucky ones.  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

About the Author
Brenda Frketich is a third generation farmer from St. Paul, Oregon. She has been farming full time since 2006 and currently manages her family's 1000 acre farm. They raise grass seed, hazelnuts, crimson clover, wheat, vegetable seeds and peas. She grew up on the farm but never thought that farming was what would be her future. She left her small town to Los Angeles to get a degree in Business. But after years of city living she realized farming was in her blood. Brenda is very involved in many parts of her industry and community. She is a volunteer Firefighter and EMT in her small town. She is involved in Farm Bureau, is a Clover Commissioner, and always tries to find new ways to bridge the gap between her urban neighbors and her rural life of farming. One of the ways she does this is through this blog, and also her personal blog, www.Nuttygrass.com Brenda is married to Matt Frketich who has also recently started farming with her. They also have a son, Hoot, and old hunting dog, Diesel and farm dog Yukon.