Wednesday, November 23, 2016

TBF 145 :: Thanksgiving!, A Difficult Week, and the Family

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This past week was "one of those weeks" on the farm! A hydraulic line exploded on the tractor, but thankfully my cousin was able to fix it. We dug in the water lines into the hoop building, but I am beginning to realize that the concrete is not going to happen this year (that is my fault). To top it all off though the tractor started acting up again, and this time it seems that the probably actually may be caused by a much larger problem! Mentally it was a daunting week to so the least. All of this is happening though right before what I consider to be my favorite holiday ... Thanksgiving. To me it seems fitting though because despite all that seems to be breaking down around me there is plenty to be thankful for on the farm. In fact, I made a list ...

:: This Beginning Farmer is Thankful ::
  • I am Thankful for the Help of Family and Friends
  • I am Thankful for the Awesome Farm Champions We Have
  • I am Thankful for Safety and Fruitfulness
  • I am Thankful for Generations of Farmers Sharing Their Knowledge
  • I am Thankful for a Farming Family
Do You Want to Know More about My Cool New Boots?

These days I'm rocking LaCrosse Brand Alpha Range Boots (that's the link to the LaCrosse website) ... you can even pick them up on Amazon (affiliate link)! They are by far the most comfortable mud boots that I have ever owned. I love the gusseted back because I like to tuck my insulated bibs into the boots, and did I mention the are super comfortable! Check out the links if you are looking for some good boots this winter, and I'll share more as I see how they stand up to to the life of an Iowa pig farmer.

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