You know, I have a lot of women that I admire in my life. I have had strong women who have mentored me. Advised me. Cried with me. Drank with me. Got in trouble with me. OK, you get it. But, this whole blogging thing is really one woman's fault. The PW's.
Almost a year and a half ago, the Pioneer Woman, was a stranger. And then I got this wild itch to make cinnamon rolls. So, I did what every good cook does. Googled a recipe. And I landed on her page.
As I was drooling over her cinnamon rolls, I glance over to the right side of the page and saw a box that stated, "5 things to know on a ranch." Number 1: Prolapse. For all you folks who don't know what a uterine prolapse is on a ranch, you may not want to click through. For those that do, you know how shocked I was to see a link to that next her cinnamon rolls. And that there was over 500 comments on the prolapse post really blew my mind. It struck me how powerful of a voice women could have by just blogging about the everyday things that happen to them. Many things like non-farm women, many not anything like that of our peers off the farm.
From that day on, I knew that farm women everywhere could have show the world through our own eyes just how we grow the food. And the birth of Beyer Beware and a whole love of other Farm Wives and Friends.
|Photo courtesy of Goodeness Gracious
Cris and I spent hours in my office reflecting on how we could get other women to have the voice that the PW has today. Hours on the phone at night. Hours emailing. Hours blogging. This woman has changed our lives. At least our blogging lives.
Well, this weekend, I got to be star struck with my mentor, blogger inspiration, farm sister.
She kept joking about how she was so nervous she was sweating. I was thinking, you aren't the only one!! I actually got called on for a question. If you want to hear me fall over myself you can go here.
She gave lots of advice. Three that stuck with me were:
- Just blog. Blog about whatever is going on. Don't have a schedule. Just talk about what you want.
- For recipes, use your mommas. And just add more butter!
- Remember you just see what I get done. Amen sister, I needed to hear that.
Caught up on our organic cannabis gardening techniques while we waited.
Finally got called to stand in line. Almost there!!
|Photo courtesy of Gal in the Middle