Friday, May 17, 2013

On the Farm Friday--History of H&K Farms, The Family

The family that farms together at H&K Farms right now is comprised of The Farmer and his family, his sister and her family and their mother. Let me elaborate.

The Farmer,DH, my husband who doesn't like be mentioned on any form of social media, including Facebook,blogs and the like, is actually the 'H' of H&K Farms..... his parents named him David. We got married 23 years ago. At that time, the farm partners were him, his parents and grandparents. The farm has evolved over the years with births and deaths, to now include our household of kids, the fab four, Cody, Sam, Jenna and Seth.

Now most of you know that my first initial is K, as it is part of my signature line at the end of each post. If you don't know anything else, you know that. But for some, I am about to whoop on you some big news, I am not, I repeat am NOT the 'K' of H&K Farms.................nope not at all. The 'K' or multiple K's as it would seem, would stand for Kable, the surname of The Farmer's baby sister. Hasekamp and Kable. They are the other half of the partnership.

Maybe it was so we wouldn't forget, or just habit, but for years, you rarely heard my brother in law referred by anyone as anything else but 'Kable' In fact I can remember my mother asking, what IS his first name? Well in time, he (Jason, in case you didn't know the answer to that trivia question) courted, and married The Farmer's sister, Beth AKA Aunt B. Then she was a Kable, so when a person mentioned Kable, who did they mean, it was so forward just a very few years when the Princess Jenna Claire began her reign over the land of Tulip, she began calling Jason/Kable/the brother in law/whats his his current 'nick name' Uncle Honey. No one is totally certain where it came from. Aunt B sometimes calls him Honey, but really not that often, she still gets to call him Kable, as she knows who she means. I secretly wonder if after getting in trouble for opening his Christmas gifts early the year that she recognized 'her name' (okay the letter J, but she was only 3 yrs old) on some packages and getting in trouble, she decided then and there that he needed a new name, so there wouldn't be any more confusion.

Many followers who read this blog know that our kids have some nicknames as well. The oldest, or Twig was actually named Cody. Next we have The Beast or Bubba; which would be Sam. Next up we have JH, The Princess, The Cattle Whisperer, Sis, Sassy or Sassafras..........that would be none other than Jenna. Now poor Seth has a nickname that has unknown origins, maybe subconsciously we wanted to name him something else, I have no idea................but he's usually Fred. Once in a while, he's Squealy Willie (kinda an off shoot of his middle name William, hard to say)

There are probably many people who think we are weird for using nicknames, or maybe even a bunch of rednecks, both assessments are likely correct. But you will be consoled to know that all names or nicknames are very much terms of endearment, as we love these people very much. In an occupation like farming, where many MANY hours are spent together, just the family and not many other people, we have to not only love each, but LIKE each other, A LOT. If not those long days, short nights would be unbearable.

Very proud that at H&K Farms its a much about FAMILY as it is about Farm,

From Tulip~



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice! Very nice! Loved it and the history. I totally just assumed that you were the K in H&K. Could not tell you why or if that would even make since, because if you really think about it, it does, glad to know that the H is DH and that the K is Aunt B and Uncle Honey. (I sure want to meet an Uncle Honey someday. Adding it to my bucket list!)