Amy Roloff did an interview for a radio show: "Living the Dream Moms" -- which is available on a Podcast. You can listen to it here (the link is on the right in the sidebar):
As with most of the interviews the Roloffs choose to do -- the interviewers don't appear to be familiar with the Roloffs at all. Asking if it is correct that they live on a farm, how many kids they have, how many have dwarfism, etc.
Amy's part begins around 22 minutes in and goes for about 25 minutes. Amy is the guest after the "sexy mom" ...We will recap (the Amy interview!) for you.
*The hosts give Amy the basic introduction.
*The interview takes place at 7:00am in the west coast; the hosts remark that it's early for Amy. Amy says she is preparing herself because it is only a few more weeks until she has to get all of her kids up for school again.
*Does she watch the shows? Amy states that sometimes she does and sometimes she doesn't. The part that is the most interesting to her is listening to her kids during the interviews (also known as barn-bites or hay-bales). She doesn't sit in on the interviews so it's interesting for her to see what the kids say. She often finds herself saying 'I had no idea Jeremy really thinks that.' So that can be a surprise to her, although the kids are definitely careful about what they say during those interviews, Amy says it can provide some insight. The hosts and Amy discuss how there are many things parents don't talk to their kids about or things kids don't feel comfortable discussing with their parents.
*The hosts give another overview for people that don't know who Amy is or haven't seen the show, she has dwarfism.
*When Amy tells them how many kids she has she says there are the twins and Molly and then Jacob. "All teenagers." (for the record, Jeremy and Zach are 20, will be 21 next May) Amy states "I often tell my 3 kids, you guys did not do your job at all in helping me handle your younger brother Jacob. He's my teenager. I'm like...oh my, eee....he's a great boy, but he's definitely a teenager!"
*Then they talk about how Amy's charity foundation. Amy says one of the great parts about it for her is that her kids have been able to go with her on certain things in support of the charity foundation and it shows them how fortunate they are with the places they've traveled to and the people they've been able to meet.
*The interviewers ask if her oldest boys are starting college. Amy answers that Jeremy and Zach are going to the local community college -- "Hopefully after this year they maybe they'll head on over to a university or a bigger college.
*Amy talks about living on a farm, their great location. She loves it -- they are 20 minutes from Portland, an hour from the beach, an hour from Mount Hood to ski. It's a great place to raise kids.
*The hosts said Amy wears many different hats, mom, they ask her if she runs a farm? Amy says they have a farm and a pumpkin patch -- "My...Matthew really pretty much handles the farm and we all help out. There is the pumpkin patch, fall time, they don't get into the whole Halloween thing, but more the Harvest part. They have lots of visitors. She says they used to get a lot of people before too, but obviously with the show, now they probably have quadrupole the number of people. Amy says they probably have over 20,000 people coming to their farm in October now.
*She is asked if Matt had a farming background? Amy says no, they didn't know what they were doing, didn't have any experience, they just kind of manage. Matt is a creative, he likes to get a lot of people and tell them what to do. They used to have peaches, now they have pumpkins. Pumpkins are a more LP friendly crop.
*They talk about how they got the show. Amy explains that a lot of people after watching the show and seeing Matt's personality think that he pushed the show but that is so far from the truth, it was a producer that approached them because they had been involved in the LPA and had been in some other publications. Amy thought it would be six episodes long and here they are in their sixth season.
*Amy said the kids are starting to grow up, the boys are 20 years old, she's starting to get that empty nest thing, "haven't thought about me lately", but she wants to continue helping people.
*More talk about her charity foundation. She was afraid when she started it that people would think another celebrity with a charity foundation. She says people that know her know that she's not like that. The heart of her foundation is kids, families and people with disabilities. She wanted to help the DAAA and needed to start her own foundation because it couldn't fall under their non-profit number.
*This year her golf tournament and auction benefits the Special Olympics and Shriners hospital. She knows that a lot of parents that have kids with dwarfism have been helped by Shriners because of their financial status and the cost. Shriners have been going through some tough times lately so she wanted to help. Amy is glad she has been able to incorporate her own kids at their age so they realize how fortunate they have been.
*Her charity event is August 22nd and 23rd (this Sunday and Monday). She explains that you could still go to her charity website and click on donate and enter into the helicopter golf ball drop to win a prize.
*The hosts ask if she forgets about the cameras filming...Amy answers that in the first couple of seasons she didn't know what was happening she was just so busy being a mom and taking the kids to school and soccer. The last few years they've had the same producer who is a great guy and the same crew, the sound and camera crew have been the same. They know everything about her, but she doesn't know much about them. She likes their relationship and does sometimes forget that they are there. Amy states that she and Matt aren't there to say that they're perfect, "we are LP for crying out loud" they are just trying to do the best they can. She thinks people think the appeal was watching these crazy LPs, but now that went away and people watch because it's relatable that the parents fight and the kids do crazy stuff.
*One of the interviewers says she thought she saw something about Zach driving crazy in one of the episodes and asks if Amy talked to him about that? Amy said LP and vehicle... they go crazy with speed because they can when they're driving. She kind of said she might have said something to him about that but hey they have a mom that likes to drive crazy too.
*They talk about golf. A lot. The hosts and Amy exchange stories about learning golf and their golf games. It goes on for a few minutes just about golf. Amy says she didn't play sports as a kid. She thinks that as a LP if they make a mistake it sticks with them longer. She says even as a mom, she felt that and worried about what would be say and if they would think she was a terrible mom that couldn't handle her kids, but eventually realized it doesn't matter what people say.
*Can Amy imagine her life without the show? Amy says she knows the show won't last forever, but the change that she'll miss is the people she works with. She will miss the crew.
*They talk about her charity foundation website and mention that they have a charity page on Facebook too.