Welcome to my new blog. My name is Michaela and I am the farming daughter! I live on a dairy farm in western New York where my family has been farming since 1835. I am a homeschooled Junior in highschool and the 7th generation of dairy farmers in my family.
Many people don’t know what living on a farm is like. They have questions about where their food comes from, how it’s raised, and if it’s safe to eat. I am writing this blog to show you what life is like growing up on a real farm.
I have lived on the same farm my entire life, in fact my great-grandpa built the house I live in. My dad grew up in the same house and my grandpa was born in it! Our farm has survived family deaths, bad milk prices, blizzards, and the Civil War.
Although life on a farm is not easy, there is always something to do. You never get bored on a farm, and you appreciate your free time more. There are lessons to be learned, some harder than others. You never know what a day might bring. The tractor might break, the unloader conk out, or the hay get wet. Some people ask us why we stick it out. Why not just find an easier job? The truth is, farming is our passion, not matter how hard it gets our family has been in it for the long haul. As my grandma said to a reporter once, “farming just kind of gets in your blood.” I hope you enjoy the adventures of a farming daughter!