Growing up in North Dakota
Grandpa and grandma often share of their growing up years & how farming was not just a livelihood but a way of life. They knew the importance of working hard to raise quality food. Their family depended on it. The Lord was in control of the weather & making the seeds grow while each member of the family had to take responsibility to fulfill their role on the farm. They learned character and they learned to work together.
Hearing their stories helped to instill in us a love for life in the country: their joys of caring for baby chicks or piglets, watching out for the rooster while milking the cow, storing up food for the winter without electricity, making soap over a fire, being so excited about oranges at Christmas, having homemade ice cream for the 4th of July without freezers, working together as a family and with extended family.