5 Signs You're a Farmer's Wife

| 8/19/2015 3:39:00 PM

Charlotte McMullenMarriage provides a unique opportunity to spend an enormous amount of time with someone you love. You get real insight into your spouse’s personality and discover what makes them tick. In turn, you also learn all of the things they do that makes you tic causing you to one day seek medication and therapy to cope. I’m joking. A sense of humor comes in handy when you’re married – especially to a farmer.

Here are my five signs you're a farmer's wife:

1. You plan major life events around the planting and harvesting calendar.

Have you always dreamed of a spring wedding? Is your baby due in the fall? What are you thinking? Your man's a farmer. And most likely he comes from a farmer family. Naturally they’re avid hunters because the two concepts travel in pairs like camouflage and fluorescent orange. Farmers have busy schedules in the spring and fall.

Translation: Compromise and patience, primarily from the farmer’s wife, are critical to a harmonious marriage. How do you feel about the blazing heat of August, or the frigid temps of December? You’ll adjust. If you want your husband to be in attendance, that is.

forage wagon
The backdrop for my springtime snowfall picture.