Agriculture runs deep

When I was a toddler, my grandpa tried to help my mother by purchasing a playpen to place me in as she did chores in the pig birthing barn (a.k.a. farrowing house). Eventually, I learned to tip the pen over and inserted myself into those chores. Being around animals became a cornerstone of my upbringing.

I still enjoy working on the farm.  I’m blessed to have a little boy who lives, breathes and sleeps farming.  {It’s true he talks about farming in his sleep.}

I’m proud to have grown up in a setting that cultivated such a close connection with food. On occasion, I forget how few people shared in my experiences.  One of my missions is to continue identifying ways for people like me to share our farm stories with those who are interested in conversing.

My personality 

I’m a type-A, full-time mom who works tirelessly in my professional life to set an example of hard work for my son aka the Little Farmer. Real life in my house involves a range of struggles from parking the toy tractor in the barn before bedtime to answering questions about why his deceased biological daddy isn’t here.  I’ve struggled and by the grace of God excelled as a single-parent.

I’ve been very blessed to meet and marry Joe, the turkey farmer, who is the most kind and patient, God fearing, tall, blonde and handsome man I’ve ever met.  Hopefully sharing some of these stories will encourage you and allow me to open up to and learn from the incredible blogging community.

My voice

I’m sarcastic and to-the-point.  I hope that you read my posts and assume I’m funny.   Otherwise, just laugh anyway.

My opinion

It’s a fact that I earn a living working at the Ohio Pork Council, but these posts are written on my own time and this blog is 110 percent my own, personal thoughts. I welcome respectful questions and comments.

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Jennifer Osterholt

6 thoughts on “Jennifer”

  1. Phil Blackstone said:

    I am glad I found this, really enjoying your words and thoughts.
    Cuzzin Phil

  2. Hey – my uncle (a pork producer) sent me over here! I have a farm related blog, too, and am a new volunteer for CommonGround. Nice to “meet” you!

  3. Angelo Carino said:

    I really enjoyed reading some of the posts on your blog today! I learned a lot about “the farm” and life over there. Keep ’em coming- they’re very well done. It’s far aways from the NYC life I grew up knowing. Bet you thought I wouldn’t take a look! Also, the famers and i grow it video was pretty funny!

  4. Hello Jennifer
    I was reading this blog of yours and have to say it seems your doing great. I too lost my wife after 10 years together. Time does help but sometimes the hurt comes back so grab the little farmer and give him a hug. I love farm life and hope to get back to it soon
    So good luck to you and yours.

  5. thumbskitty said:

    Hello Jennifer
    Hope your doing great. I had to say hi I lost my wife years ago but the memories are still alive. Its good to think of them once in a while. As you go find another significant other. Your boy is real neat as well

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