Saturday, March 07, 2015
There was a robin yesterday on one of the big trees between us and the neighbors. The sun was lighting up his russet breast like a fiery coal from the wood stove. I was like a little kid when I saw it. Bout time!
I sure hope winter is mostly done with us. Reading stories of barn roof collapses in NY and PA this morning and I had to cry for the people and cattle involved. Too many folks don't get it, but farmers love their animals. They really do. It is not like dairying is a get-rich-quick scheme or anything. You have to love it to work that hard and ride the ups and downs of the weather, the markets, and suffer through tragedies like these, and plan for how to get going again.
If you get a chance read this story by my FB friend Sherrie Bunting....she understands what farming really is like and writes very well about it.
As always the reaction of the farming community to tragedy among its members is stunning. We have been on the receiving end and there is nothing as humbling as knowing your neighbors are eager to go so far to help you, nothing