Introduction Jessica Hemauer wrote a autobiographical essay titled, “Farm Girl.” She wrote about her life growing up on her parents farm. She had to work long hours milking and feeding the cows, while her friends were able to play sports, watch tv, or do whatever they wanted to. Growing up on her parents farm taught her to be responsible and mature for her age. Main Points Jessica and her siblings each had their own responsibilities to do on the farm. She was responsible for feeding the newborn calves. She enjoyed feeding the calves because it made her feel like she was able to care for something, like her parents cared for her. After they were done doing there …show more content…
She always felt like she did not fit in with the kids at her school. She wished she could just be a child and not have so much responsibility growing up. In eighth grade, her father let her join the basketball team. She finally felt like she fit in with her friends for school. She never said anything about her work she had to do on the farm to anyone because she wanted to keep that part of her life to herself. Jessica’s dad had decided to hire some workers to work on the farm so that way his kids would be able to focus on there school work. Her dad realized his kids sacrificed their childhood helping out on the farm.
She knows that even though she had wished she could be more like her friends growing up, she would not change anything about her life because it made her who she was today. She was a responsible adult who was able to manage her time wisely. “Though I hated it growing up, working on the farm has taught me many lessons about life, and it has shaped me into the individual I am today.” (Hemauer,