Hello! I am Jill Heemstra. I grew up in southeast South Dakota. I graduated from South Dakota State (Go Jackrabbits), transplanted to Nebraska and currently work for the University of Nebraska (Go Cornhuskers). My husband and I live on a farm with 12[hundred] trees, 11 hens a laying, 10 bulls for sale, nine great neighbors, eight cats napping , seven owls screeching, six apple trees, five miles to town, four roosters crowing, three boys growing, too many cows, and……a dog sleeping by a pear tree.
This blog is my tribute to the people producing the food, fuel, and fiber we depend on. My life as a farm daughter, wife, and mother has given me so many laughs, I just had to share them with someone else. While I focus on the lighter side of farm or ranch life, I hope you also can see the blood, sweat, and tears that go into this profession.
These stories are true, but I do admit that my faulty memory has probably misplaced a detail or two…..from time to time….once in a while….but not on purpose.
Please share your stories and remembrances too. I enjoy reading and hearing other stories about farm and ranch life!
21 thoughts on “About Jill”
I would like to have you as a featured farmer on my site http://farmnwife.com Please reply using the contact page if you are interested.
Looks like you lead a really interesting life as well as a very busy one! I found the bull ‘s reflection story fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Thank you! The “bull in the window” story continues to be the most popular one on the blog. (no surprise)
Thanks for following my blog Jill, I look forward to seeing more of your posts.
Thank you for stopping by!
What an amazing life , it could be !
Have a great time , Jill !
Love the stories.
Interesteing life indeed! I look forward to read and learn more. 🙂
Greetings from the Far North
Very nice, I will be around checking out your blog 🙂
I nominated you for the illuminating blog award. Check it out at https://huskercowgirl.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/the-illuminating-blogger-award/
Keep up the great blog!
Thank you! That is very kind–especially considering the quality of work you do!!
I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award today! In appreciation, it now becomes my turn to make choices! I hope you don’t mind, but… I’ve enjoyed your blog so much that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you so much for ALL the great help and tips you’ve shared that will help my husband and I with our goals! ~ Teresa
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words–especially coming from a blog as good as yours.
Thank you! You are too kind!
Hi Jill, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, 🙂
I loved your blog and look forward to many more visits!
Thank you! I’m sure I will be back to visit your blog often. I have much to learn and love finding inspiration in sites like yours.
Thanks Jill, Glad you liked it, 🙂
Oooh! So glad you found me because now I can follow you, too! I would never farm, but I love old west and farm stories (Janette Oke is a favorite).
Enjoying your blog already,
Thank you so much! I love your pictures and look forward to many more.