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