A Farmer’s Trophy Wife??

Hello!! I’m Cathryn and I am a farmer’s wife…

Which means I have mud (and cow manure!) on my floors, a washer and dryer that run everyday nonstop and hungry men (and kids!) at almost every meal. 

I grew up on a cattle/grain farm and right out of nursing school married my farmer and moved to our cattle and grain farm. That’s 40 + years of experience…and boy, was it a steep learning curve! When I started there were no blogs/Pinterest lists or e-books helping me to navigate the world of being a farm wife; and really, there still isn’t anything out there geared towards this lifestyle. I started this blog EONS ago, have stopped and started, posting randomly over the last few years, and am back again! 

As a dreamer, gardening enthusiast, busy mom of three (13, 11, 9), a nurse and a farmer’s wife (not to mention an aspiring writer!) I am here to share…well…lots. 

Brace yourself…my oldest describes me as “so extra”…whatever that means! LOL 

Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of and if I don’t know the answer, we will find it out together! 


P.S. I LOVE getting mail, and you can reach me at  thefarmerstrophywife@hotmail.com

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51 responses to “A Farmer’s Trophy Wife??”

  1. Cathryn

    Love this blog, one I look forward to getting everyday. A lovely suprise you are a canadian gal. A rural southern Albertan myself, I love raising my three children in the country but can relate to jumping on the mower in too “fine” of wear sometimes. Look forward to many more posts. Cheers!

    1. Hello to a fellow Alberta girl!! It is an adventure out in the “sticks”…my husband just shakes his head at my Hunter rubberboots and Chanel sunglasses…but it makes me happy, so it’s all good!! 😉

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    Barbara Wiggins

    I’m a country girl living in town right now. My boys wanted to try life with a sidewalk but me, I miss life at the end of a dirt road. I miss my chickens, my horse Gypsy and the alfalfa fields outside my sewing room. My favorite look of all time might have been my nightgown, grandmother’s beaded cardigan and red cowboy boots out looking for a couple of horses that broke down a fence..My older son’s friend from town drove up in his BMW looked at us roaming 5 acres in the dark making whiny noises and said “do you guys do this every night? Yep, I miss my dirt road life…

    1. LOL…great story! Thanks for sharing and reading!!

  3. Just stumbled on your site and LOVE it already! I am slightly the opposite..grew up on Dairy Farm in Super Small Town North Dakota. I then married a Rancher/Rodeo Man in a bit Bigger Small Town ND. I have always loved clothing & fashion, many times buying something to take it home & jazz it up. This summer I am hitting our Rodeos & Bullridings with Boots and Sundresses and leaving the Wranglers @ home!! Thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait to share with my fellow Rodeo gals!

    1. Hello and Welcom Tesa!! I’m glad you found me and hope you enjoy!!! Feel free to send any pics of your summer rodeo style and I’ll post?!?

  4. My sister-in-law told me about your blog and after checking it out-she was absolutely right! Someone who lives in the ag environment AND has an impeccable fashion and “fun” sense! Keep ’em coming!

    1. Aw, shucks….thanks!! I love “meeting” my blog friends and thanks for the feedback!! I adore my life and love sharing all the fun stuff I discover/do!

  5. Cathryn,

    I think you should put on a fashion show – western inspired! It would be awesome and I would come! I’m getting tiered of some of the western clothes at “western stores” way too “Jazzed up in country dudds” for me. Loving the blog!

    1. I would love to do that! Now to find a way to get in on that…. And I totally agree about western wear, I love it in small doses. And I guess that’s how I do the posts…I’m glad you like it!

  6. Hello,

    A friend just gave me the link to your blog. How wonderful to promote our way of life and making it look so great! I could certainly use some inspiration on how to make the carhardt’s and rubber boots look more chic! Looking forward to your updates!

    1. Hello and thanks! Great to “meet” you and look forward to hearing your thoughts on my blog…I love feedback and no one understands “The Farmer’s Trophy Wife” better than fellow farm wives! 🙂

  7. Just started reading your blog, I love it! I was in Texas a few weeks ago and seen some awesome rubber boots, all different designs in the shape of cowboy boots! When I started reading your blog about Chanel and rubber boots I thought of them. I found a website that has them http://www.endless.com
    Once again really enjoying your blog, keep it up! Look forward to all your posts.

    1. Rubber boots shaped like cowboy boots! Too fun! Thanks for reading and hope you send more suggestions this direction! 🙂

  8. Cathryn,

    Your article in the Airdrie City View was torn out and left on my desk by a co-worker yesterday. Certainly glad it was. I love your site…I can relate…I wear designer glasses when I cut the lawn too!! There are more of us out there than I sometimes think…There’s nothing wrong with mixing in some city with a bit of country for a great look. The best of both world keeps us grounded and wondering how to educate our cousins in the city that farmers feed cities! We also love and care for our families, animals and land 365 days a year through flooding, drought, winter storms and all. I like your style Cathryn…keep up the great site!

    1. Hello and thanks! You nailed it on the head, my blog is for fun and is that middle ground between rural and urban. And if a few more people walk away knowing a little more or even thinking a little more about those who feed the world~fantastic! Thanks for reading and commenting, you made my day! 🙂

  9. Hey!

    Love the website, glad I decided to read the paper at Jimmy’s last night! As a newly recruited farmers (soon to be) wife, it’s nice to see some of my past loves on here ( dressing in something other than stained jeans and a flannel jacket). I too get to wear my former nice clothes to do chores! Keep up the good work!

    1. Hello and thanks!! And I agree with the veto on the flannel jacket. 🙂

  10. I love your blog – a farmers wife I am well sort of in the way that most people inmy generation are – we both have jobs in town too. The trophy part – well some days, otherdays it certainly does not look like it. I am not sure how you are so together with two kids – my two year old is a handful but so much fun. Your blog inspires me, makes me smile, and reminds me that there are other women out there like my friends and I.
    thanks again

    1. Me pulled together?!? It’s all in the angles, and I don’t post any pics of my everyday…ripped shorts and tank top that my baby just spit up on! 🙂 You are a Farmer’s Trophy Wife too…it’s takes a special woman to be out on the farm and raising a family! So glad you visited and it made my day that my blog makes you smile, thanks!

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