I haven’t always lived on a farm, but after marrying a farmer I can’t imagine living anywhere but our farm. My name is Deb Gangwish. Until the age of nine I lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. One of the best gifts I have received was to turn 10 on an old farm acreage my parents bought that summer. It was there, with the original farm house, squeaky windmill, red barns, brooder house and hen house that I fell in love with agriculture and Mother Nature. Today, my husband and I live on a farm near Shelton, Nebraska where we grow corn and soybean and raise cattle.
Raising our five children on our farm has taught them the lasting core values of hard work, caring and perseverance. And today, our kids’ lives are shaping up to be living proof of those values. Farm life continues to bring with it hard, dirty, long hours, no matter the elements outside or the time of day. But I wouldn’t trade it. Something inside folks changes for the better when you are needed by something bigger than yourself. Folks in agriculture learn this from the moment they are born. I learned it at 10 years of age. “Work before play.” It’s how we live.
News from Deb
Although I am not a life-long farmer, I am fortunate to have had intimate experiences with where my food comes from. I spent most of my childhood on an acreage outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. I remember issues of Mother Earth News being devoured by my parents, so my...
CommonGround volunteer Deb Gangwish shares her recipe for Easy Taco Bell Peppers. EASY TACO BELL PEPPERS 2 pounds ground beef2 packets of taco seasoning6 to 8 bell peppers (any color you like)1 Knorr Spanish rice pouch1 can of Mexi-corn2 cups onions (yellow or white...