I know that it’s only March, but so far, I’m not sure I can claim that 2021 is going to be such a success as to erase the trials and pain of 2020. Can you? So, you know what? I don’t want to think today. I mean, obviously I’m going to have to think about something, but why now? So instead of my usual blog post, this week I thought I’d bring a little fun into our lives.
I know that you’re busy; we all are. But why not sit down for 15 or 20 minutes with your family or farm team and do a silly Mad Lib? What do you have to lose? Fifteen minutes, that’s what you have to lose. Or, you’ll just have a good laugh.
Being a farmer isn’t ___________(emotion). There are good __________(period of time-plural) and bad ____________(period of time - plural). We spend countless hours working in ___________(type of weather) weather to take care of our ___________(type of animal-plural) and ______________(type of plant-plural). If I’m being ___________(emotion), it takes a special kind of person to be a farmer.You must be willing to _____________(verb) until the job is done. There are days when you’ll barely have time to ____________(verb). Maybe you spent all day on a ______________(type of vehicle) in a field or in the _____________(type of building) _____________(verb ending in -ing) _____________(type of animal - plural). Either way, it’s a lot of responsibility.
But you won’t find a farmer ____________(verb ending in -ing). We truly ___________(emotion) what we do.
The author dairies in partnership with her parents and brother at Spruce Row Farm in Pennsylvania. Jessica is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, and since 2015, she has been active in promoting dairy in her local community. You can find her and her 250 Jersey cows on Facebook at Spruce Row Dairy or on Instagram at @seejessfarm.