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Indiana Blogs: From My Front Porch

Indiana Blogs: From My Front Porch

From My Front Porch is an Indiana blog that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about life on a farm! Filled with pics of daily farm life and her family, it truly is an inside look at life on a farm.

From planting corn to weaning pigs and everything family–Jen doesn’t hold back.

No matter whether she’s driving a tractor or gearing up for the busy fair season I think you’ll enjoy her sense of humor through it all!

Indiana Blogs: From My Front Porch

Why did you start From My Front Porch?
It sounded fun – I love the idea of keeping a journal or diary but am just not the traditional writing kind of person, someone told me I would be good at blogging and so, like everything else I do, I jumped in blindly with both feet and went for it! I love the idea that it combines both pictures and words to tell the story.

What are three of your most favorite posts?
My 3 favorite posts, truly a hard question because I LOVE my life and they are all about the things we do–but if I am “forced” to pick 3 it would have to be 3 that I think people could read and get a really good “synopsis” of our life and how we live so, here goes:

What keeps you ready and raring to post? Why do you blog?
My life! I blog because it is my journal, my way to remember–so everyday is a blog post for me. Something happens every day around here that I just have to roll my eyes, laugh a little (or I might cry) and I say out loud “That is totally a blog post” and normally Chris or one of the kids say “Please Mom don’t blog about that!”

You’re a farmer–have you always been a farmer or is this something you had to get used to? Is there anything about farming you just can’t get used to?
I grew up on a farm but I will say that being a farmer’s wife and being a farm kid are two totally different things – each is completely amazing to me but are different.

This is a post on How I Got Here.

What’s your super secret hidden talent? Anything that you do really well that even people who know you would be surprised to know?
Wow–a hidden talent!

Well, I am pretty vocal so if I have any talents I have probably already announced it to everyone I know in pure excitement–but I’m not sure if talent is the right word but there is one thing I do know how to do that I have definitely kept hidden from people.

I can’t believe that I am about to admit this out loud )especially if my husband reads this and finds out) but here goes: I do know how to clean–there I said it! I just don’t like to clean, therefore, I hardly ever do it!

You occasionally talk food and recipes. What says “Perfect Dinner” to you?
Having all 5 of us at the table! Truly that is the idea of my “perfect dinner” – I have a saying painted on my kitchen wall “It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.” This says it all for me!

I love to cook and bake so my kitchen is always messy, I mean, busy. We all eat together at the table at least once a day so the kitchen is definitely the center of our home!


With a busy farming life like that, who can blame her? Thanks to Jen for popping over to little Indiana today and sharing her world with us!

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