*In the days ahead we will be gathering together to reflect on the past year and offer thanks for all we’ve been given and I thought it would be appropriate to share this excerpt from our book ‘Life in Season’ to remind us of how important it is to get to the harvest.*
My friend Shauna is a farmer’s wife. Now, before we go any further, take any preconceived perceptions you have of farmer’s wives and just throw them away. I have yet to see Shauna standing in front of a barn wearing an apron and holding a pitchfork. She is beautiful, incredibly stylish, very put together and one of the nicest, most sincere women you will ever meet. Shauna comes from a long generation of farmers, was raised as a farmer’s daughter and married a farmer who comes from a long generation of farmers. And she embraces this lifestyle with complete grace.
She takes lunch to her farmer out in the field and keeps dinner warm for him in the oven so that after a long, exhausting day he is greeted by a hot meal. She cans fruit and bakes amazing concoctions and loves nothing more than to look out her kitchen window at the field of crops just beyond. What I have recently come to learn about Shauna though, is that she is also incredibly knowledgeable about all things farming. She is a wealth of information about their crops, farming equipment and the business as a whole. I’ve never listened more intently to someone with such fabulous hair describe the inner workings of a combine.