To the Farm

My Generation

A Saturday on the farm with eight moms from Chicago? Priceless.

Published on: October 19, 2011

(I'm guest blogging over at the Illinois Farm Families website today! We had a big day Saturday, sharing agriculture with new Chicago Field Moms. Here's a look at what we did; be sure to click on over to the Illinois Farm Families blog to catch the rest!)


I awoke Saturday morning at 4:10 a.m. Bright eyed. Awake. Not excited to be awake. But excited about the day ahead.

(Contrary to popular belief, not all farm people are automatically morning people. 4:10 a.m. is a ridiculous hour of the day. Amen.)


By 5:15 a.m., I was pulling out of the drive and pointing the car north. Northbound to Maple Park and the Mike and Lynn Martz farm, where the very first class of Field Moms would soon be gathering. Chosen by the Illinois Farm Families among scores of Chicago moms and bloggers, the Field Moms were making their first trip to the farm, accompanied by Roseville farmwife Deb Moore. I tagged along as both a member of the media and a farmwife myself.

Of the 10 Field Moms, 7 were able to attend - a number that's not surprising given the number of small children and potential for sickness, family obligations and more. One extra Chicago mom and blogger...

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