Christina Moses, 37 years old
A while ago, eHarmony came out with an article entitled 15 Reasons to Date a Farmer. As I was reading through the 15 reasons, I was literally laughing out loud. It isn't this happy fantasy land like eHarmony has you believe. Yes, love is amazing and can do great things for you in life and I LOVE my farmer with every dating a farmer of my being. But that doesn't change the fact that some days, it is hard and a lot more reality filled than eHarmony wants us to believe. They aren't afraid of putting down roots. In fact, your farmer is probably already based somewhere -- with long-term plans to stay there.
There are lots of perks of dating a farmer, and there are challenges as well. The farm life is gratifying when you put your attention on the things you dating a farmer. But if you love the country life, or end up falling in love with a farmer — You learn to see the good in everything, because you are surrounded by loving people who love the land and their family. I would see my brother, my uncles, granddad and a slew of cousins covered in sweat wearing hot jeans in the summer sun. Growing up on a farm taught me a lot about life and it will you too.
Less than two percent of the American population are directly involved in production agriculture aka farming. With such a small population of farmers, it is a fact that several do not understand the farming lifestyle. I have had friends who farm that complain about how people they date just do not get it. They do not understand the commitment farming requires or that amount of time it takes. They do not understand that it is a priority or do not get the fact that it is a lifestyle.
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Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to grow up and marry a farmer. So it's no surprise that when I was old enough to date, I tended to lean toward the farmer and country boy type. Let me paint you a picture I drove a pick-up truck with a diamond tread toolbox and diamond tread running boards and my truck was equipped with a CB and dual antenna whips. Breaker, breaker? Yes, like the truckers! To dating a farmer, I was am proud to be a farm girl would be a mass understatement. I didn't care to play sports, I preferred horseback riding, showing cows and working on the farm. I was and am just a little bit country. So the city fellas had little appeal to me.
Just learn the different fields and field names before harvest rolls around. Putting on clean jeans every day, combing their hair daily or making sure they are clean shaven goes out the window during harvest. Save yourself. I can probably answer this for you — not fast enough. Harvest can feel like a never-ending cycle, day in and day out, working more than what they are sleeping. During harvest, staying fed is critical. No one wants a hungry farmer who has just worked an entire day on four hours of sleep. Harvest is a crazy busy time of the year.