I definitely fell in love with farming the same time I fell in love with my husband, so it’s very easy to see the romance in farming. When Tony and I first started dating, I watched him care for his calves in a very nurturing and gentle way. It’s not always a respect and a love that you see in other professions, and I could see that parallel over into how he would care for our children. Women do need to tell their story no matter how visible they are on the farm. When you’re part of a farm you’re always needed and you’re always important. When I got married to my husband and I started looking for what this role looked like, what does it mean to be the wife of a dairy farmer, ’cause I really didn’t know what that was. I watched Tony’s mom very closely, “Alright, put it in there and then it’s Patrick’s turn,” Women on the farm they do a little bit of everything, and it can be anything from preparing a meal and bringing it out, or getting kids to school or getting husbands to their trucks or to their fields. Farming is busy and it’s draining and exhausting. I don’t know where I’d be without a cell phone. “Hi, hon,” But that’s the pretty typical woman on the farm, is the glue. They’re the glue, holding their family, their farms together. We do make sacrifices as farmers, but raising kids on a farm is just an incredible experience, especially an organic farm. We believe that all people should have access to healthy food, ‘an clean water and that carries over into farming how we treat the land and how we care for our animals. So what keeps me going is just knowing that this is one of the only jobs I can think of where a husband and wife can work side by side with their kids. I find that very inspiring. Yeah, it’s something that we feel very blessed to be a part of. My name is Carrie O’Reilly and my husband and my family and I are your Organic Valley farmers.