Sunday Thoughts ~ January 13, 2019

“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” ~ Brenda Schoepp, Farmer

Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  My thoughts today are about being ever so grateful for the hard work of the men, women, and families across our land who enable us to have food on our tables.  For most of us, we simply make grocery lists and visit our markets.  It is so easy to forget what we place in our carts did not come from the store.

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And, have you ever wondered . . .“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide.” ~ Wendell Berry 

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So, as you enjoy your Sunday lunch or dinner, say an extra thank you for the wonderful and special souls who worked the farms and made your meal possible.  I know, I will.

“He who doesn’t regard agriculture will truly value it when food becomes scarce!” ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah



Wishing you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead.


Au Revoir,



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8 Comments on "Sunday Thoughts ~ January 13, 2019"

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Pam Richardson

Happy Sunday sweet friend! What would we do with our farmers who love and labor over the land? We live near a lot of farming country…soybeans, cotton, and corn fields! There are also lots of dairy farms near us. It is indeed hard work and I am grateful. Wishing you a warm and restful Sunday!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

Thankful for our farmers!

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

Very well said, sweet friend! I come from a rural area and know all too well the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into farming and ranching. My father is also a cattle rancher, and it doesn’t matter the day or weather…, there is always plenty of hard work to be done. I’m so thankful for each and every one of these individuals. Enjoy your Sunday!!!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

A timely post, Sandra! With lovely thoughts to ponder.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. I’m finally getting back into being online and visiting my favourite bloggers, which includes you, dear lady!

Brenda xox