The Story of Country Blessings Farm
Hi, my name is Beth Nelson, Owner of Country Blessing Farm. I just wanted to share a little history of how Country Blessings Farm came about.
My husband and I with our four children live just outside of Harrison Idaho. We own a 10 acre farm that we purchased from my husbands parents 19 years ago. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful area and raise our kids in the country. When we moved here, we had plans for a garden, orchard, and 4-H animals for the kids each year. Having milk cows was not something that I had even considered. I had grown up around farming and ranching and loved it all, especially the animals. When my Dad called one day to tell me that he had just bought some Jersey Heifers and that he was raising one for me, I thought, “Why Not?”. A milk cow would be great for our pasture which was overgrown and in need of grazing. The cow would not be ready for about 18 months which would give me plenty of time to get things ready. Little did I know, God had a plan in this little venture.
During this time, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought hard but things didn’t go as we had hoped. We lost her about a year after the cancer was found. God blessed me with the opportunity to care for her in final months of her life. This was extremely heartbreaking but also an amazing time.
Nine years have passed since then and things have grown from milking one family cow to milking three cows and having a small business. It has also provided a way for me to be home with the kids. That’s the story of how Country Blessings Farm got started. Who knows where it will go from here but I know God still has a plan and I’m just enjoying the Blessings along the way.
Beth Nelson and her husband, Roger, sell raw cow’s milk and handmade cheeses at the Saturday Farmers’ Market.
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Joy Brewer says
Thank you for sharing your story. While you expressed your sorrow over the loss of your mother, you focused on God’s plan & the future. You were blessed with the opportunity to care for your mom & you will always remember that time together.
I will look for you when I come to the Market. I’ve been reading about raw milk, but have lots to learn the health benefits.
God’s blessings to you all & I can’t wait to meet you at the Market!