Monday, February 4, 2013

So God Made A Farmer.

If the power hadn't have gone out....we wouldn't have been able to watch it.

We'd been outside all day, tagging calves, feeding pairs, and had just gotten back to the house after being at the barn doing chores, doctoring sick calves, and making sure everything was fed and had water for the night....the normal routine for early February.  I expected the Super Bowl to be about over.  Instead, we got home in time for the end of the 3rd quarter, and all of the 4th. 


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See the original here.
I love both versions, and thought I'd add my own, below.  :)

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"So God Made a Farmer"
By Paul Harvey

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, I need a caretaker. So God made a farmer.


God said, I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.


God said, I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,'Maybe next year,' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps.


 Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours." So God made the farmer.





God said, I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to wean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.






It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk.





Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does.


So God made a farmer.

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A big thank you to Dodge for putting farmers & ranchers front and center with America.

They are the backbone of our country,
the epitomy of work ethic,
and a class of people worth looking up to.

3 comments:

  1. Good job, Darcy ..... love it!

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  2. I love love this post!!! What an awesome job.

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  3. I LOVE THIS!! So many memories for a life I've grown to absolutely LOVE!

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