Pickup trucks & trailers line up at the salebarn to unload cattle for the next day’s sale.
1 year ago:
Farmers pay a very high price for their privilege of living on the land and bringing up their families in the cycle of nature. The risk is even more than uncertain prices and the chance that disease or disaster can strike — it's also the cold, pre-dawn jobs like this one and the dangerous machinery. It's hard for someone looking at the beautiful pictures to imagine how physically and mentally tough farmers have to be.We in the city love to go to the farmers market and buy a bunch of sunflowers or some farm fresh eggs. It makes us smile and feel close to the land. But we're not. We are being given a gift, a piece of somebody else's difficult and beautiful life.Farm families are heros just for doing what they do every day. They really earn their place on the earth.
Anita…this is so beautifully written…thank you
I hope they did well for you! We've sold off a bunch, if we are lucky, everyone will calve fine and we won't have to sell anybody…..Kris
Kris – they did all right! Matt's favorite cow didn't bring as much as he would have liked, but right now it's about cash flow…