For country singles, electronic matchmaking is a logical choice. Residents of a town of 1,200 already know each other; so if they don’t fancy the recently divorced guy behind the counter at the feed store or the widow three pews ahead in church, they’re stuck. Amid photos posted of men standing next to their Porsches and women in Anne Klein cocktail suits are farmers astride state-of-the-art John Deeres and cowgirls combing prize-winning Santa Gertrudis. We know it's rewarding, but if we are being honest, it's hard. When you live a life where your livelihood depends on your care and your time, it means the days don't start at 8 and they certainly don't end at 5.As a new farm wife I caught on quickly that dates when you are the wife of a farmer is much different than dinner & going to the latest movie.
She lived 90 miles away, and they had no friends in common.
In 2005, three years after losing his wife of 46 years to colon cancer, the retired petroleum geologist had relocated from Houston to the East Texas Piney Woods, on Sam Houston Electric Cooperative lines, where he built a house from plans he found on the Internet.
It is simply because farmers just do not have much time. I take these little moments, these moments of spending time together & chalk them up to a date. Krista is a wife, mother of three & first generation dairy farmer. Krista loves to write, take photos, travel and meet new people.
I decided to create a list for those that might be having the same struggles as I have (and sometimes still do). After all, isn’t a date just to spend time with someone you care about? She loves raising her kids on their family dairy farm and is incredibly passionate about their way of life.
“I like the solitude out here,” says Cooper, who is lean and fit at 72.