a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas To All The Farmers

who grew the food for your traditional Christmas feasts.  The farmers who mind their crops and livestock with the same love we have raising a child or even crocheting, sewing a quilt, or creating another work of art.
Farming is not an easy job.  You deal with the weather and the pests trying not to use pesticides, making your animals comfortable so maybe you can make a profit if the market is good.  It's certainly not a job for the faint of heart or the lazy ones.
There are equipment failures, blights, droughts, and no matter how hard you try there is loss.  As a farmer I take the loss personally. What could I have done to save that calf?  How could I have improved the peach crop this year? And on and on.  It's not just a job, it's a life style.  Twenty-four/seven to feed the world is all it takes.
Your milk, your meat, your vegetables, your cheese, you fruit, cooking oil, spices and even your peanut butter (just to mention a few things) comes from farmers...not the grocery store.  That is the final stop and the grocers make good profit.
I think this year as we plan our magnificent feast we should take a moment to thank God we have food to eat (many do not) and thank the farmers, the cattlemen, the ranchers who keep supplying no matter how hard the work is.

.Merry Christmas!!! from the crazy lady At The Farm

28 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Do have yourself a wonderful Christmas. Warm greetings!

eileeninmd said...

So true, thank God for all the farmers.
Merry Chrismtas to you and your family!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Thank you "Crazy lady from the farm":):) your words ring true and you should know you hard working farmer you. You may be retired but it stays with you. . Merry Christmas and enjoy every bit of it. HUGS B

Gorges Smythe said...

Amen.

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas Dear Friend!
Sending Hugs, and Love To You and Yours.

Country Gal said...

Amen for farmers ! Wishing you and your family Very Merry Christmas !

Linda Kay said...

Gale, being a farm girl myself, I can relate. We spent last weekend at my brother's house on the farm in Illinois and once again became aware of the challenges of farming. Have a blessed Christmas

Lynne said...

Merry Christmas Gail . . .
And to the family too . . .
Well said my friend . . .
Thank You . . .

Sandra said...

Agree 100 %... God bless all the farmers and our country that gives us our needs no matter what happens. and God bless all the people in the path of those storms last night that are left with nothing on Christmas Eve..

Debbie said...

often overlooked and unappreciated, i would like to say thank you. i know you work hard and i learn a lot from my visits here!!!

merry christmas gail, put your feet up and have a wonderful holiday!!!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Amen.God bless the farmer every day. May I add, God bless the trucker who gets the product to your table. He often works every holiday to keep the stores filled. You are right. We often forget the ones who work tirelessly.

Delores said...

Merry Christmas and the best of growing seasons in the New Year.

LindaG said...

Amen, Gail. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Dip, Elliot, Teddy and Lynne x

CountryMum said...

Well said.
Merry Christmas Gail.

Truedessa said...

Merry Christmas Gail and to all the farmers out there working the land. I know it is hard work my aunt once had a farm.

TexWisGirl said...

so true. an endless, often almost thankless job. yet, they find a joy in it.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very well said. Merry Christmas!

Harry Flashman said...

I hope you and yours have a quiet, peaceful and worry free Christmas. It's a good time to be out in the country.

1st Man said...

Amen to that, farmers feed the world! Merriest of Christmases!!! All our best for a joyful season!! Big hugs from us to you!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Merry Christmas! Yeah for Farmers! I know I appreciate them:)

Lee said...

Hear! Hear! Farmers are special people and we must never forget the hard work that they do...we must never take them for granted!

Farm Girl said...

Merry Christmas Gail, I hope you have had a lovely day!

kaykuala said...

Merry Christmas Gail! It had been a good year.

Hank

A Joyful Cottage said...

Amen! Well said. We certainly appreciate the farmers and ranchers here in our county. xo ~ Nancy

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail
I hope you had a good Christmas.
I certainly appreciate Farmers and all the very hard work they do.

Have a peaceful Christmas-time, and all good wishes for the coming New Year ahead.

All the best Jan

Empty Nester said...

I totally agree with you. I feel like no one appreciates farmers anymore. I do because I come from a long line of farmers. I never lived on a farm but from my great-grandfather, back, my family did. My grandmother always got our food directly from the farmers in the area. BEST. FOOD. EVER. I do that as much as possible. Yes, let's all be grateful for and show appreciation for the wonderful farmers and their families.

DesertHen said...

Lovely post! Thank God for farmers...they are the keepers and feeders of the land!

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