Farm Picture Friday #20

Farm Picture Friday #20

“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


10 comments on “Farm Picture Friday #20

  1. Carrie says:

    Love it! Been missing your posts, I know you are busy, but your Fans love to hear from you and see your pics! Especially when Aunt Carrie can see pics of her babies!
    love you!

  2. Marcy says:

    Always happy when you have a new post and beautiful photos. Enjoy them so much. Yes, responsibility is so important to develop in children. It will serve them well as they become responsible adults.

  3. Deb says:

    Unfortunately we live in a society in which many adults do not understand the meaning of responsibility. It is SO necessary to teach this to our children, and on the farm is a GREAT place to do it!

  4. Spot on, Laurie!! I was once accused of putting too much responsibility on my girls. Now that they’re mostly grown up and can see what great, productive kids they are (and responsible), I know in my heart I didn’t make them do more than they should have or were capable of doing. The kids that had too much responsibility are the ones that stand our amongst the rest!! Loved see your post!

    • Thank you Tracy! Productive kids is what we want. Thanks for sticking with me. I am a little behind, but you all will soon be back home to Nebraska?

      • Yeah, we should be headed that way soon. Still have a few acres to cut up here in Montana before making the journey home again. And, of course, it will take three trips down the same roads before we’re all home again.

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