So for those of you that are new to the 47 Daisies Blog, I will provide a little background. For years now, we have named our fields (i.e. different sections of our farm). By far the most popular destinations on the farm are North Dakota and South Dakota. The reasoning behind these names is long and deserves its own entry.
One of the most frequent phrases in our house is (for instance)….”where’s dad?” Answer: “He went to North Dakota.” This answer comes whether or not I actually did go to North Dakota (the field, not the state)……..
Today, as I was perusing the winter weather advisory posted for tonight and tomorrow (more snow and ice…yay)….I read an article about the “Gallup-Healthways Well-being survey.” This survey interviewed over 175000 residents in all 50 states and then scored the states from #1-#50 based upon the well-being of their residents. Why is this relevant to the farm? Turns out that the #1 and #2 states for best well-being of their residents are North Dakota and South Dakota, respectively.
So now when the answer comes that “Dad went to North Dakota” everyone can rest assured that I am going to a happy place and my well-being is secure………and I spend a lot of time in North Dakota!!!
By the way, Maine was #14……not too bad!
So, next time you are down in the dumps…..never fear, head to North Dakota!! And you can borrow our North Dakota if you can’t actually make it to the state.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )