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October 12th is Old Farmers Day
you're looking for something to do today then be thankful because it's
Old Farmers Day! You know you're thankful for the food they
provide you! So let's get right into celebrating Old Farmers Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, I am willing to bet that at least something you've eaten
in the past 24 hours was either grown or raised on a farm. Farmers have
been growing crops and raising livestock since before your time and
they're not going to stop. They will get up at the crack of dawn and
start their long day of hard work so that we all can end up with some
food on our tables. So why not celebrate people who do so much to
ensure the survival of our species? If you don't think you should
be thankful for the good old farmers today then why don't you stop
eating your vegetables? Wait... that would actually make a lot of
people happy. Hmm... Well, why don't you stop eating fruit then and
bread? Yes, that means fruit juices too! Stop eating beans and nuts and
stop wearing clothes made out of cotton too, while you're at it!
you're still OK with that? Well, stop eating dairy products, eggs and
meat. Yeah... farmers raise cattle for meat and milk, chickens for meat
and eggs and let's not forget goats and sheep either. How are those
wool socks treating you? Give me them! Are you starting to see how much
farmers have done and continue to do for us? Then you better find
a way to celebrate today!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you start
off by giving back to some local farmers? It's really not that hard,
all you have to do is go to a farmers' market and buy it directly from
them. It'll be fresh, delicious and the money isn't all filtered out to
other outlets before it reaches the farmers' hands. And hey, don't be
afraid to ask them what it takes to produce the food you're buying.
In fact, why don't you head to a local farm and see if they
wouldn't mind showing you around a little? Tell them what today is and,
if they have time, you'd love to come see what running a farm is all
about. Ride around on a tractor through the fields with them, meet and
pet their livestock and they might even let you sample some of their
But do you really want to show your appreciation...
I mean, REALLY show your appreciation? Well then tell the farmer that
you'd like to help out for the day and are willing to do whatever tasks
they feel comfortable with you doing. There is ALWAYS work to be done
on a farm and I'm sure most farmers wouldn't say no to that! Who knows,
you might even get a home-cooked meal out of it. ;) Have a great day
and go work on that farmer's tan!