“You don’t have to have all the answers….

You just have to be willing to share what you know” ~unknown

I often get asked if I ever get a break and some “free time” from farming.  The answer is simple…yes and no!  Okay, maybe not so simple.  Yes, I get a break and then I share it doing farm activities!

Meet Heather.  She’s my “little sister” through the Big Brother, Big Sister program.  My mentoree so to speak.  What do Heather and I do during our time together?  Animals(surprise there), Community Fairs and 4-H mostly.  We got together about two years ago and what a change she has brought to my life!

We started with lambs for the fair show ring and even for senior citizen day (thank you to a regular buyer who wanted them)!


Then to chickens…notice the gloves.  Don’t think the big birds are really her thing!


To rabbits. And more rabbits. And community involvement with rabbits.


Which all brought honors, ribbons, and learning. And lots, lots more.

But the question comes to mind- Who’s really won?  Surely not the rabbit or the chicken?!

I know I have.


 “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington