“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”
– Abigail Van Buren
It has been a while since I have blogged anything and for that I am sorry. I love sharing our country/farm life with you and try not to let too many days go by in between posts, but this time I let a few weeks go by. I hope I can remember how to do this!
I saw the above quote in a Progressive Farmer magazine and really wanted to use it some day. The more we can teach our children about responsibility, the more they will accomplish and do when they are older. We as farmers are not only growing our food, but we are also caring for the land that produces it. That, my friends, takes a lot of responsibility. Responsibility that we need to be able to pass on to the next generation.
Today’s Farm Picture Friday is of Gpa and our Kendall working together to put a clamp on two pieces of irrigation pipe. The pipe travels from a pump at the “base” of a large pond, to a center pivot (or irrigation system) at the edge of a field. Water is then pumped through the pipe and sprayed on the field. In this case it is one of Gpa’s bean field’s and let me tell you it is very, very thirsty. (We have not had any measurable rain fall in over 30 days.) All of the pipe is assembled and the center pivot has been running in the evening, all through the night and part of the next morning for the past three days. When the kids ride the bus to school in the mornings they pass this field and can see the pivot working. They know the hard work that it took to get it up and running and how that being responsible will keep it going.
Blessings to you,
Laurie – Country Link