Hi, my name is Sarah, welcome to my virtual home! I’m a Registered Nurse, who works in the ER, and I love a farmer. We live in Wheatland County, Alberta where we’re raising three little farm boys, as well as wheat, canola and yellow peas on the family farm. I have a love of photography and documenting our daily life, be it at home, on the farm, or at a hockey rink or soccer field.
I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and raised in a small town. I fell in love with a farm boy named Jay when we met in university during my last year of nursing, and his first year of crop sciences back in 2004. He proposed New Year’s Day 2007 and just over 6 months later we were married on 07.07.07. When Jay graduated with his degree in crop sciences we moved back to the farm in Wheatland County, Alberta where we built our dream home.
In May of 2009 I found out I was pregnant and on January 28, 2010 I gave birth to our first farm boy Braden. We welcomed our 2nd little farm boy Ethan into the family on October 16, 2012 when he surprised us by arriving 3 weeks earlier than his brother did. We recently suffered a miscarriage with our third pregnancy in August 2015, but we were pleasantly surprised to learn that we were pregnant very shortly after and found out we were expecting our rainbow baby and ended up having our 3rd baby boy Jonathan on April 30, 2016 right in the middle of planting our crops!
When Jonathan was 2 months old he was diagnosed with craniosynostosis from one of my blog readers as it went undiagnosed from every health care professional we encountered the first 2 months of his life. Less than 3 weeks later he was having surgery to repair it and is currently wearing a helmet to finish shaping his head. My goal is to create awareness of craniosynostosis so more health care providers and parents are able to recognize it for earlier, less-invasive intervention.
We also have a Siberian husky, 2 tabby cats, recently adopted a hedgehog, and we love and serve God. As I already said, I’m a nurse and I work in ER on a casual/as needed basis and I spend the rest of my time being a stay-at-home-mom to our 3 little boys—I truly get the best of both worlds! I am fully embracing my role as farm wife and mom and I LOVE cooking & baking in my kitchen.
I also have a passionate love of agriculture that I never knew I had until my husband encouraged me to learn more about it.I’m a city girl who married into the farm life and I love sharing what I learn with anyone who reads this blog. I have enjoyed my journey as an advocate for agriculture which has brought me many awesome opportunities including sharing my story in presentations at many conferences across Canada and have been a part of many blogging events focused around food and farming.
I may not be the strongest writer, but I’ve always loved it, it’s very therapeutic for me and that’s one of the reasons why I blog. I started this blog in October 2009 as it was a way to share what was going on in our lives with family and friends. I also wanted to document the end of my first pregnancy and journey into motherhood, this truly is an online journal and is so special to me.