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A Farmer's Life

by on ‎11-22-2016 12:11 PM

A farmer's life is filled with paradoxes. Most of us truly love animals and respect them as God's creatures. Yet we fully understand the gravity of the inevitable too. Farmers feed hungry bellies and there is pride in the hard work that makes that happen.

 

When I was a little boy back in Indiana we would wake up in the morning and turn on the AM radio to listen to the "Hog futures." No, really, that's what they call them. The current selling price and the market forcast. Ialways thought that was a strange thing to call them because as far as I knew hogs had no future....bacon is not a career.

 

So, I find myself often caught in a conflicting emotional struggle. Then...I saw this photo. My wife had no idea that any one was looking...she was as she always is...just being herself.

 

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The end result of any one's life is the very same inevitability, we can't change that. What we can do is make every effort to change how we treat one another each and every day.

 

I have always thought of myself as a "farmer" who struggled with inner conflict. It turns out that I am actualy the owner of a large "petting zoo" where the residents get as much love and attention as possible when they are with us.  I have a new motto: Hug a farmer, but don't forget to kiss the cows..

 

-Dan

 

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Comments
by
on ‎11-22-2016 02:55 PM

I love your blogs, Dan......LOL...."hogs have no future....bacon is not a career". Your wife is real cute too.  By the way, I just finished a road trip for Thanksgiving and thought of you every time I saw an RV.....hoping it would not break down!

by
on ‎11-22-2016 03:13 PM

Hi Dan,

I too love whenever you write about your life on the farm! I also live in the country, and buy fresh eggs from a woman who advertises, "My chickens get kissed every day."

by
on ‎11-22-2016 03:22 PM

Dan, I can imagine how difficult it is when you are an animal lover and farmer.  I avoid meat, fish, seafood at all cost, lol, however I respect the role of the farmer in the world.  You have the right attitude, treat them well when they are in your care. 

 

P.S.  I have a love affair with cows.  It's the craziest thing.  If I am driving in the country, even if I am alone in the car, and I happen to see cows in a field, I'll say ooooh, cows, like I am seeing them for the first time, he he he. 

by slickbay
on ‎11-24-2016 09:11 AM

Great thoughts Dan!

Happy Thanksgiving

by
on ‎11-24-2016 12:43 PM

If I ever had to grow animals for my food I would literally starve to death. There is just no way I can raise them from babies and then......  Not gonna happen.

by Burr53
on ‎11-25-2016 01:33 PM

Hi, Dan. I've commented on your blogs before as they're always so lovely. And, as I've commented before, I love the fact that you can't be on air for an hour without mentioning your wife. The love you share is a beautiful thing to see. And what a lovely life you've made together. Thank you for sharing!

By the way, I think it's time to post a new picture of the baby!

I wish you all the best.

by
on ‎11-27-2016 05:16 AM

Dan what kind of cow is that?  It has very short legs.  Or does it just look that way?