Farm Wife Valentine Gifts

Valentine’s Day on the farm does include all of the normal gifts like flowers and chocolate, but farmers and ranchers often show their creativity on this day. Here is a listing of Valentine gifts for farm wives. I have gotten some of these, but other submissions came from farm wife friends and relatives. Believe it or not, most of these made the recipients very happy!

  • Garden hose (because hubby ruined the best one watering cows in the winter)
  • New insulated coveralls
  • Pile of manure for the garden
  • Blank signed check taped to the garden store catalog
  • Mailbox (to replace the one dented by the snow plow driver)
  • Heated water dish for the chickens

Farmers and farm wives….what Valentine’s gifts have you given or received ?


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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2 Responses to Farm Wife Valentine Gifts

  1. This year I got a baby calf, clean cattle lots and lunch at our favorite bar – it doesn’t get much better than that!

    Here is what my Valentine’s Day was like:

    Your flowers are beautiful!

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