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There’s this thing called ‘Whitewashing’ I recently read about. At first, I assumed the article was talking race. Certain Hollywood films will use white actors for non-white parts, that’s whitewashing. But the article was talking about the whitewashing we do on social media. This type of whitewashing is something we are all guilty of… and we can’t stop it.

First Harvest Season Wife… 4 Things That Have Changed

Adam and I have been together for four years. We’ve handled planting seasons and harvest seasons before. This year though, we got married. Being married and going through harvest is different from long-distance dating. These are just 4 things that have taken on new meanings. Meals are Tricky Steps away from my college home, I had the access to food. Meals were whichever fast food was open at the time, or what 24-hour grocery store I wanted to go to. I never had to plan more than one meal ahead,…

The Ag Kid that was never a Farm Kid

I grow up in a town in Minnesota. Located just an hour north of the Twin Cities, finding groceries was never a difficult task. But, unlike many of my peers, I was more interested in how those shelves were filled than what was on them. Agriculture sparked my interest when I was about 5 years old; when we would visit my great-uncle and my cousins and I would play in the hay loft and ‘moo’ at the cattle. But I didn’t grow up on a farm, what the heck was I doing…

Depression is Hard enough; Judgment isn’t needed.

**I’m not a medical professional, just someone who has had their own struggles with depression. None of what I say in here should be taken as professional advice. If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, please contact the suicide hotline (listed on the bottom).** Suicide. The word itself just looks ugly. Mental Illness is ugly. It’s like a corroded cog inside that no one sees. It touches everything and leaves residue on everything, on every aspect of life. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 20 people…