FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
We have 2 beautiful daughters, 1 15 y/o who is athletically inclined and learning to drive, (scary), and 1 10 y/o who certainly is a free spirit and loves Irish dance. Both of my daughters probably will not pursue careers in ag, but both have a very strong understanding of what I do and are willing to be involved in their own ways. The oldest likes ag class and FFA, the youngest still likes to come and ride in the semi when I deliver grain somewhere.
I used to think that no one really cared about what it is that I do or who I am outside of my local circle, but maybe that was because I used to think that way. However, I find myself looking forward to seeing what the people that I follow on Twitter are doing day in day out, and look forward to reading the blogs that many of them write, because I do care what they are doing, and that is what makes the world go round. If we didn’t care, no problems would be solved, no one would care if someone was down on their luck and needed some help, and on and on.
I didn’t choose to be a farmer because it was a glamorous occupation, or because the hours are easy, because that certainly isn’t the case. Maybe I never knew for sure why I did choose to farm, but as I have gotten older and (hopefully) wiser, I have come to realize that a big part of it is because I do care, as I know many of you do too!