Calling all farmers wives

This post appeared on The Land’s Facebook page.

Calling all farmers wives!
Are you new to life on the land? Or perhaps these days you’re an old hand? Either way, we want to hear from you. We want to know what you have to deal with on a day to day basis. Your funny stories, the crazy things that have happened, the first time you had to do something.
We’d love to hear your story in 250 words (and with a picture). If you’re happy to share, please email

I would love to hear from so called “Farmers Wives’ Does the language in this request make you seethe, are you nonchalant about it, should we take to the streets and burn our bras, should we send in our funny stories and our pix, or should we laugh it off as 18th century archaic thinking

I asked Dr Google for Farmers Wife images and there were some very saucy ones which I wont show here

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Paris and Nicole represented us like this

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Cooking images are popular


There is even a prayer where we thank God for our husbands and pray that God will make us good partnersFarmers wife

and then there are the romantic images

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There were also plenty of images of women clearly playing a hands on role in the fields

Even Barbie is a farmer these days

Love this feedback from dairy farmer Leah Parrish

Not sure I ever looked quite like Nicole or Paris, I love the prayer & I don’t have a problem with being called a farmers wife. I’d say I love it more today than I ever have but the road has not been easy. I could post many pics, some romantic, some beautiful, some very unglamorous & some tragic & I could tell many stories to match but for me I’d rather just post a beautiful picture of what I love🌞


and no shortage of comments on The Land’s Facebook page 

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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