About the Farming Daughter

Welcome! My name is Michaela. I’m a 7th generation dairy farmer living in Western New York. Along with our 400 cows, I raise a flock of laying hens, several hogs, a Polish rabbit named Oreo, and an impish miniature horse named Lucky.  I’m a recent home-school graduate and the big sister to seven mischievous  wonderful siblings. I enjoy working in the barn, public speaking, Civil War reenacting, and reading. If I have any free time you’ll usually find me working on a knitting or sewing project. One day I aspire to thru hike the Appalachian Trail and live for (at least) a year without electricity. Thanks for stopping by!

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Photo by Emily Ann Putzke

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11 thoughts on “About the Farming Daughter

  1. I am really proud of you. Farming needs more positive publicity and your blog is just what our youth and young adults need to read. I recently read where for every farmer under 25 years old today there are five farmers over 75 years old. This country is headed for disaster if we don’t get more young people interested in farming. Keep up the good work.

  2. Sorry I didn’t get a chance earlier to look at your blog! Very cool! And I love the shoutout to the ECF! I passed your url along to Paula, Laura, Jess, and our marketing coworker who helps me with Face of a Farmer. 🙂

  3. Dear Michaela,

    “Uncommon” is the perfect description for you — although I think that as your brothers and sisters come along you’ll have to share that designation with them, too. This is a terrific blog — moreso because I’m so familiar with the lives and work of you and your family. I’ll share your blog with my grandchildren. Great narratives and photos. I especially like the tableau pics! You certainly epitomize the old poetic saying (can’t remember who said it though) that “The meaning of life is not a mystery — it’s found in our actions and thoughts.”

    Best regards,

    Tim Allan

  4. I found you via The Sewing Academy and wanted to leave you a comment saying hi. I too grew up in Western NY, though we live in TN now. 🙂
    I went to your Pinterest page as well and noticed that you have CdVs from my other blog (Earthly Angels). What a small world!

    • Mrs. G., thank you so much for commenting! It is a small world, isn’t it? I looked up your blog and had a wonderful time scrolling through your archives. Your sewing is beautiful and you have such a lovely family!

      -The Farming Daughter

  5. Hey! I just found your blog through Emily Ann’s and am super excited to meet another homeschool graduate interested in hiking and the classics. Also, the fact that you are a dairy farmer is just overwhelmingly cool. I’m a suburb girl who has dreamt of living on a farm my whole life, so you are an inspiration. Nice blog!

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