Hi! I’m Amanda Griffey.
I was born a 6th generation farm kid on both sides of my family. I guess you could say my family tree is firmly rooted in farming. I grew up loving all the adventures and blessings that farm life could afford.
However when my dads family farm succumbed to the agriculture financial collapse of the 1980’s, it left my dad looking for off farm work, eventually moving us several hundred miles away from everything that I had known and loved. Without the farm, my only solace was art.
My parents eventually split and my mom moved me and my sister back to her family’s farm. I was once again back to the farm life I loved, and I vowed I would never leave the farm again.
Fast forward to today, where I now work with my third generation farmer husband’s family on their diverse farm operation, and enjoy raising our sons in the family tradition of farming. Being on the farm and helping in daily operations gives me plenty of inspiration for my art in the blessings that occur daily.
Some of my favorite things:
- A good cup of coffee
- Good horses
- Old pick up trucks
- Ball caps
- Operating farm equipment
- Hanging out with my boys
- Quiet mornings at the barn
- Working with my hands
- Hanging out with friends
- Camping with my hubby and kiddos
- Watching my chickens (seroisuly they are hilarous)