Sweet Iced Tea, I grew up on this stuff at every single meal, well except breakfast! This is my Mom’s version of sweet tea and it is to die for!
My Mom is amazing! She worked full time as a teacher while I was growing up, raised 3 kids, kept the farm books, helped Dad when he needed it, kept the house clean, laundry done, fixed us 3 meals a day and there was always, I mean always, fresh baked goodies on the kitchen counter! I wish I knew how she did it all because there are days I just want to curl up in a ball and I don’t have a full time job!
A lot of jobs don’t come with a description and I never really thought I would need one. But twice recently I have been asked for a short bio and job description…..I was sent into panic mode. What do I do? How do you put into words what a farmwife and stay at home Mom does?
Jennifer Campbell serves in a management position at Campbell Grain & Livestock. Some days she is at the top of the corporate ladder making high powered decisions about which kid is to feed the calves and what she is fixing for supper. Most days, however, are spent barely hanging on to the bottom rung with one hand while multi-tasking with the other. She is on call 24/7 for parts, rides, hog duty, cattle duty, running equipment, meal preparation and just about anything else that arises.
She willingly admits that her house is never clean and jumps at any opportunity to help on the farm, which includes not only driving equipment but pressure washing hog barns, all in the name of getting out of housework. Her dream is to have a home she can pressure wash to keep clean. She also spends an inordinate amount of time on social media sharing what life on the farm is like.
has 4 kids: Chris 49and Chris have 3 kids: Casey 19, freshman at Iowa State University; Emi Lou 16, a sophomore in high school; and Cole 12 going on 67, a 7th grader. She lives under the illusion she is the parent and raising them but in all reality she knows she has no control, is in charge of nothing and kind of prefers it that way.
Jennifer often refers to herself as a firefighter and can often be found running around like a chicken with its head cut off putting out others fires while hers burn out of control.
She has no formal educational as none exists for her current position.
That’s basically my like in a few short paragraphs! But I’m alright with that, I pretty much love everything about my life! And I love that I got my cooking and baking skills from my Mom. She is amazing in the kitchen! This is a staple at every single lunch and supper at my Mom’s table! I don’t ever remember a meal, at home or in the field that sweet tea wasn’t there.
The first time Chris came to eat supper with my family and was served this tea his reaction might of been something like “this could throw a diabetic into a coma”! But it is so awesome!
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 Lipton family size tea bag
- Put 2 cups of water and the teabag in the microwave for 4 minutes and 30 seconds, allow to steep for a few minutes longer. Dissolve a cup of sugar in the warm tea. Pour into a 2 quart pitcher and add cold water to fill pitcher.