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Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day: Honoring the Laborers

If there is any day to celebrate those who work hard every single day to give us the rich life that we are able to live as Americans, Labor Day is the day.

It's ironic on a day such as today, those who truly work to give us this life are those that don't take the day.

Firefighters, EMTs, nurses, members of our military, and most dear to my heart. . . farmers.

I come from a family of farmers, I'm a third generation.

My husband is a fourth generation farmer.

If anyone knows about hard work, it's a farmer.

Farming is 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
No "holidays", no set vacation days, no sick days, and you always bring your work home with you.
Even when you do take a vacation, you're constantly using wonderful technology to keep tabs on the farm.

 I may be biased, but I think farming is the best way to grow up.
You learn early on that you have an important job, feeding the world is no joke.

You learn the value of a dollar and that hard work is a necessity.

You learn that sometimes life is disappointing. Sometimes you give it everything in you & you still lose.
That's something kids don't learn nowadays, but it's important to learn how to lose and still work just as hard the next day.

I'm proud to be the wife and daughter (& daughter-in-law) to farmer's who are so proud of their job.
They would rather be on the farm than anywhere else & they're proud of what they do.

 Next time you go to a farmer's market, a you-pick for berries or apples, or even your local pumpkin patch this fall...
Thank a farmer!

It's an under appreciated job, one that's often made fun of or criticized.
One thank you from someone from the outside can make a world of difference for a farmer.

And to all of you on Labor Day, thank you for the jobs that you do.

Without the teachers, doctors, lawyers, chefs, waitresses, gas-station attendants, bankers, Wal-Mart checkout clerks, and everything else the world wouldn't run as smoothly as it does.

I'm thankful for you all, but most of all I'm thankful for a farmer.

Until next time. . .


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  1. Nobody works like a farmer, that's for sure. My great uncle was a farmer and I spent some summers on the farm with him + my aunt and WOW. Crazy work! But so rewarding. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. It's definitely rewarding! I love any time spent on the gives me a new appreciation for having a job that has air conditioning ;)

      xoox, SS

  2. Aw I didnt know you came from a line of farmers and your husband is one too! How cool! What a cool and rewarding job, but I am sure it is super hard work too!! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. It's definitely different from a 9-5, but we see a lot of cool stuff :)

      xoxo, SS

  3. This is so true! My family comes from farmers too and I know how hard that life can be, yet it is super important, because that's where the process of feeding the world starts. Great post!

    Natalia | Lindifique

    1. Yes! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your story :)

      xoxo, SS

  4. I didn't know that Jordyn! That is awesome:-)

    1. I don't talk about it too much, but I'm very proud of it :) Thanks!

      xoxo, SS


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