Thursday, January 16, 2014

This And That Thursday - 13

A little bit of this and a little bit of that- here's what we've been up to. 

Recently our daughter Sara was visited by a friend she went to college with. As he was peering out the window watching Farmer John do his typical Saturday chores, Sara's visitor said, "Does your dad always work on Saturdays?" Yes, he does. We all do. Daily chores are just another part of farm life. Granted, if you have a larger farm with several employees, you may have a regular day off, but since we are an average size farm with only family workers, we all do chores every day. Does your dad always work on Saturdays? This question is just another example of why I write my blog...things we farmers take for granted, people not in the farming industry are surprised by. 
Farming can be a 24 hour, seven day a week job. We enjoy what we do, and love working side-by-side with family members. We consider that a "perk" of our career!

Sara and Michael
Tuesday morning we were greeted by several inches of snow. As the snow continued to fall, Farmer John began the task of moving the snow with the tractor. We not only needed to move snow to get to the barns to feed our herd, but John also needed to clear a path for the milk hauler who comes every other day to pick up the milk. 48 hours later that milk can be found on your grocery store shelf. Even heavy snowfall can't get in the way of fresh milk brought to you, and that makes us proud!

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