Sunday, May 11, 2014

Not Your Typical Mother's Day

Since our career is not a "typical" 9-5 job, why should we expect our holidays to be "typical"? Mother's Day is no exception. Whether it be a holiday or just any old day, we are committed to taking care of our animals. And we are o.k. with that. We knew about this commitment when we signed on to this somewhat crazy journey called farming.

So what is our holiday tradition to celebrate Mother's Day? Chores, church, and family lunch; usually with a few twists along the way. I remember Mother's Days that began with a visit from the veterinarian because a new momma cow was having difficulty bringing her newborn calf into the world. I remember times when we missed church on Mom's Day because the Spring weather did not cooperate and the corn seeds were desperately in need of being planted. Other years Farmer John worked in the fields while the kiddos and I went to church and then brought slightly cold fast food to the field, spread a blanket on the edge of that newly plowed field and enjoyed our gourmet feast for Mother's Day. But I'm o.k. with that. Being with family is what matters to this mom...and I enjoy a few twists along the way! 

Happy Mother's Day!

Sara and I celebrating Mother's Day, farmer style.

Daughter Sara shared her Mother's Day thoughts as a guest blogger for Dairy Makes Sense. Read about her 132 Mother's Day Wishes On A Dairy Farm.


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    1. So true! Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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  3. yes, family is everything! That is the real tradition! Thanks for sharing your life with us over at Country Fair Blog Party! We LOVE having you!

    1. Sounds like we agree on the importance of family. I'm so thankful to be included in the blog party too!