In 2013 I quit my corporate sales job and came home to the farm, I traded my truck for a tractor, and found a passion for photography and writing. There is nothing more real that sharing our story, the good, the bad, and the butter.
On the daily, I can be found helping tending cows or raking hay on our family farm in North Carolina where I homeschool our two children, write freelance, cook and sharing our life through stories and YouTube channel - all with a strong daily dose of coffee, beef, butter and a big side of grace. I've found that in sharing my real, others relate because, in the end, we all have so much more in common than we realize.
xoxo Meredith B.
Six years ago I did a thing. A big thing. I quit the secure, well-paying, awesome, “Wow, I wish I had your job!” sales job. I turned in the keys to a company truck, along with the gas card, steady paycheck and benefits that went with it.
For ten years I sold livestock feed, worked with amazing salt-of-the-earth people, used my animal science degree to educate people on equine and livestock nutrition and loved every minute of it. Except for the parts I didn’t love, which mostly revolved around leaving my kids and husband at home on our beef cattle farm.
I cried many mornings pulling away from the sitter’s house with little faces pressed against a glass door watching me leave.
One day I knew it was time to take a leap of faith, and with my husband’s full support, I traded my truck for a tractor and followed a new dream, even though I wasn’t a hundred percent sure what it was.
Six years later, I haven’t looked back. (Well, except when I’m raking hay. I have to look back to do that.) But for as much as I gave up, I gained so much more in return.
Every day is a good day to be on the farm!
the Progressive Farmer