Well. Some eight weeks ago, we rolled out our first Confessions of a Farmwife podcast - a little chatfest between central Illinois farmwives DeAnna Thomas, Emily Webel and myself, as we gathered around Emily's kitchen counter. We had plans to make it a regular event. And then harvest happened. And a heartbreaking loss in the Webel family. And then Thanksgiving. And field work. And now Christmas is upon us.
So, we decided we needed to get together if for no other reason than the therapy that comes when you sit around the kitchen counter with fellow farmwives. Plus, Emily made chocolate chip banana bread and if there were any way we could share that with you, with a cup of hot tea on the side, we totally would.
You'll hear a little voice occasionally in the background, and you can rest assured knowing that is Jack Webel, Two Year Old, and he is adorable and occasionally his momma has to feed him Hershey kisses so we could record. Because our theme for this podcast: Be real. I wrote last month about the perils of comparing our messy background footage to the highlight reels we see on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. We want to be real and so you'll hear the small child in the background and you'll hear about the interview I was trying to do as my children came full-bore falling and screaming into the house earlier this week. Honesty. I've said it before, but it's not all glowing, sunlit Instagram photos, people.
Bonus: we divided this podcast up into two parts, based on feedback from some of you and from our loving husbands (Joe Webel: "I need a commercial break in there somewhere.") Instead of one 45-minute podcast, there are two 25-minute podcasts. The first part is below and I'll roll out the second part next week. That means, if you're looking for our endorsements (fanciness!), it's at the end of the podcast next week. And we love feedback! So please let us know if you have suggestions, thoughts or topics. I tried to speak more clearly to the microphone this time around (hey, there's a reason I became a farm writer not a farm broadcaster) but alas, I still have a strong loathing for my voice.
At any rate, DeAnna has again worked her production magic and you can listen to the podcast by playing the little gizmo below. Or you can also click here and listen. Or you can download the SoundCloud app on your phone or tablet, sign in with your email and then use the above link to follow "Confessions of a Farm Wife." Then, theoretically, it should show up in your SoundCloud stream.
Looking for Episode 1? Click here.