One of the things you may not know about farm folks is that
we don't actually celebrate National Farmers' Day. But we totally should!
Because if we did, today would be our day!
But as it turns out, most farmers are celebrating National Farmers' Day by . . . well . . . farming. It's harvest, after all. Maybe we should see if Congress can move this little gig to December or some other calmer time of year.
So even though the farmers I know are busy at it, I'm going to give them a shout-out anyway, and maybe they'll read this in a month or two when the combine is put away and they're prepping for the first snow.
Or the tenth snow, if you're living in Iowa.
Thanks to Chris for putting in long hours without complaining, for eating meals at midnight during silage instead of at 6:00 p.m., for giving tours to people who have never been to farms so that they can see how much pride you take in your animals, for explaining how terraces are built to me verrrrrry slowwwwwwly so I can at least partially understand it, for not making me learn how to drive a tractor in the first 24 months of marriage because you're smart like that, for wanting to grow and expand the farm so that our kids can come back here and do the same thing you love doing.
And that's a pretty sweet National Farmers' Day, no matter what.
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