‘”Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” ~George Washington
“O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!”
~Katherine Lee Bates
Ok, so these fields aren’t amber, yet. They need to be green before they can ripen to amber.
These are the farmers fields that feed this nation. Owned mostly by farmers, no matter what ‘they’ want to tell you. Supported usually by a job in town. Clung to tenaciously despite low markets and hatred from the very ones they strive to feed.
“It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight…and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed…and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who’d laugh and then sigh…and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does”. So, God made a farmer!” ~Paul Harvey
- Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
- Happy Fourth Of July