Farm Life

City life? No thanks. I don’t want to be kept up at night by those artificial lights. The stars act as my nightlight, and I can’t get that anywhere but out on my farm. Life is better out here. I’ve got acres of land. Sure, it’s hard work. Anything that’s worth anything is hard, so I’m fine with my dawn until dusk workday.

Into the Field I Go…To Lose My Mind and Find My Soul

So, what if I have a farmer’s tan? There’s no shame in my game. I have over 100 acres to walk. It’s a way to clear my head. I can lose my mind where no one will find me. As I walk under the Texas sun or plow my way through the Minnesota snow, I can find my soul somewhere along the way.

I might spend 10 or 12 hours in the field. Sure, I’m doing some work. However, as I’m tilling a field, I might as well contemplate life for a bit. It’s a chance for me to get the serious thinking done. You know, like what I’m going to do with my crops…whether I should switch to a new fertilizer…if I should buy the red or the blue truck. The important things in life.

farm field

The smell of manure, the feel of dirt under my nails, and the fresh breeze of Mother Nature is also where I find my soul. Just when I think I’ve made a few bad decisions in my life, I look at the sprawling land around me. Naw, I’m doing okay for myself. The fluffy white clouds above me give me the ‘thumbs up’ sign, and I’m reminded that God is good.

She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy

Yes, you heard that right. Forget about being a small fish in a big pond. City life isn’t for me because it’s too hard to find love. On this land, women come to me. It’s because they think my tractor’s sexy. It’s how I met the love of my life. She came with a basket of fried chicken in one hand and a gallon of sweet tea in the other hand. I climbed off my tractor, locked eyes with her, and it’s been love ever since.

Sexy Tractor

One of the greatest parts about love out here is that it’s easy to be romantic. It’s cheaper than those fancy city restaurants, too. A projector on the side of the barn makes for one of the most epic movie screens you’ll ever see. We get cozy on the back of my tractor or we throw a blanket onto the ground. As for the food, well, I grew it all myself. Corn on the cob, freshly plucked from the land? Don’t mind if we do.

A tractor leads to more than just a summer romance. Anyone who thinks a tractor is sexy knows how hard we work. And if a man is willing to get his hands dirty and work for his land, just think about what he’s willing to do for his woman. It says it all. Every good man has an equally good woman at his side. And, sometimes, she’ll even get to drive the tractor.

I’m Keepin’ It Rural

Living in a rural town has its advantages. Everyone knows your name. There’s no traffic. And, if you’re really lucky, you can have some of your best friends working with you on a regular basis. Plus, the neighbors tend to grow different crops than you. The weekends are a time for trading.

Keepin’ it rural is the way to keep it real. It’s the American way. I could dress up in a suit and tie and play make believe all day, but where is the fun in that? A pair of jeans and a ballcap are all I need. And if I show up somewhere without my hat, I get to play incognito because no one recognizes me.

farm horse

I like the country store at the corner. I like that I know the name of my mailman. And, I like knowing where each and every one of my pantry items comes from. It’s rural, and some people may say that I’d be lost in a big city. I’m okay with that. Big city life may be for some, but it’s not for me. Give me a big ranch with crops that I can take care of. It turns out that cows make some of the best listeners. Horses give some of the best advice. I’ll take them over taxi drivers, thank you very much.

Farming is a Profession of Hope

Whether you have acreage in Minnesota, a ranch in Texas, or you simply want to grow some crops, you’re a lover of the rural life. You’re minding the land in hopes of getting everything to cooperate.

What you do is amazing. It’s hard work and it pays off when you can bring your work for the day to the dinner table. You can have the pride to say, “I made that.”

To those who work in acres not in hours, we thank you. It’s how we keep food on the table and our family happy. If you’re spending most of your days with the EIEIO crowd, you know the importance of a pole barn, too. You don’t want just any barn. At Sherman Pole Buildings, we know that extreme temperatures can take a toll on a building. You’re already working hard to feed the cattle, till the land, and harvest crops. The last thing you want to do is spend your off time fixing a barn. Our pole barns are built to last. They’re also customizable, ensuring that they meet your lifestyle. Whether it’s a building for your hay, your sexy tractor, or even for you to sit down and have meals, we’re here to help you get the design right.

Go ahead out into the field. Talk to yourself and get some expert advice. We’ll be here when you’re ready to talk barns.