"Never criticize a farmer with your mouth full"
~My Dad's Bumper Sticker
Farming is a demanding lifestyle. You are at the mercy of the weather and the markets. Vacations and days off are rare. The old saying "may hay while the sun shines" says it all with the implication that you work when the weather cooperates regardless of daylight or the hour of day. I don't think most people understand just how difficult it is. Imagine working at your job, not knowing how much you'll be paid or even if you'll get paid or worse yet, if you'll end up owning money at the end of the day for doing the job. That's what farming is. It's a gamble. So for those who keep the traditions and lifestyle of the family farm alive, Thank You!