For a whole host of reasons I absolutely love the Thanksgiving holiday! I love it because of the history, the season that it comes in, the focus on family around a table, and of course because of the fact that it often points people to remember an idea that we don't think of often enough ... Thankfulness! As I look back on this year of farming (and the past six years since we began) I realize that I have very much to be thankful for on the farm. And it is not just the good moments, because there are often reasons to be thankful even in the midst of difficulty. Below you will find a short list of the things that I am thankful for as a beginning farmer. Of course this is not the complete list, but rather those things that are most closely related to our farming journey ...
- I am thankful for all of the difficult tasks, moments, hours, days, and weeks on the farm.
- I am thankful for the family, friends, and neighbors who have helped me along the way.
- I am thankful for my wonderful wife and children.
- I am thankful for the opportunity to work outside no matter what the weather is.
- I am thankful for the fact that the livestock help keep me humble.
- I am thankful for the countless farm friends that help keep the farm running by supporting us.
- I am thankful for the farmers that came before me.
- I am thankful for the sunsets, the cool breeze, the softly falling snow, the spring rains, and the beautiful stars at night.
- I am thankful that I am a farmer.
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