28 Heroines – Pat Clement

Clement’s farm covers four thousand hectares of prime farmland. Over Pat’s lifetime she grew the farm from a few fields of grain into a mass producer of horticulture. The early years were the hardest, with it just being her and her partner. When a choice investment paid off, they used it to by the farm next door. From there things snowballed into an agricultural barony. Several hundred now work for Pat but she still does her share of labour in the fields. As she says, she’s always believed a farmer should get her hands in the soil.

28 Heroines

RPG character inspiration for each day in February. Heroines with personality, depth and a problem to resolve.

The newest addition to her business is her granddaughter Lisa, fresh out of college with a degree in agriculture. Pat is testing her by giving her management of a self contained farm that Pat has recently purchased and not yet integrated. If Lisa can turn it around, then Pat will let her keep it to start her own business. If it turns out that expensive education wasn’t enough, Lisa will come back to the old farmhouse and learn at grandma’s side for a few years. Lisa keeps talking about livestock though, something that Pat has always avoided. Too much stress and overheads to be worth the effort. She’s letting Lisa try a wool flock but she remains to be convinced.

Day 16 Pat Clement

Image Credit – Portrait of the old woman by Nika67 – CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0