Summary of Farm Girl

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Running Head: FARM GIRL 1 Assignment 1.2: Summary and Personal Response (Farm Girl-Revision Option) Renee Maynard FARM GIRL 2 In this essay entitled “Farm Girl” written ever so diligently by Jessica Hemauer. Who brings her memoir to life by clearly and specifically detailing how her life growing up on a farm has affected her, and molded her into the woman she is today. One of my favorite quotes in this essay is stated early in her story when she says, “It seems our daily lives operate in shifts, not like a real family” (Hemauer, pg.84). That statement for me stood out as a strong and bold sentence. It's certainly not a sentence she could communicate to her parents. Their life style was one that too many would seem a bit much, being born to parents that chose farm life as a ways of making a living. Jessica and her siblings felt a sense of obligation to the life they truly hated. From the scent of the cows on the farm, to the bitter cold weather they were subjected to while working in the early morning hours. They would have to be up by 5a.m., and finish all their farm duties by 7:30a.m.Just in time to get ready to leave for school by 8:30 a.m. Indeed their home life was very structured and demanding, especially for Jessica who was only 10 years old and the youngest of four kids. Thankfully there was one duty she really enjoyed doing on the farm. When it came time for her to feed the baby calves, she flourished with a sense of responsibility and the feeling of being important. The way she described

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