It’s been quite a week on the Anderson Farm, from getting spring wheat seeded into the ground to hosting a dinner for Congressman Labrador. Not a typical spring for us, either weather-wise or social wise.
The weather cooperated enough for us to get our Spring wheat planted down at the Tammany Farm. That brought big smiles to the farmers and they moved the grain seeding drill up to the Genesee Farm for Farmer Jay to begin seeding spring wheat up here once the ground dries out enough. Farmer Joe has been seeding garbanzo beans (chickpeas) down at the Tammany Farm, weather permitting. The weather has given us anything from sun to snow all in a week and it has been crazy, not to mention worrisome as our window of planting time is getting smaller as each day passes.
|LtoR, Raul Labrador, me, Joe|
|Lto R, Joe, back to the camera, Raul, Farmer Jay and neighbor Dan |
visiting before dinner was served
While chatting with guests, I didn’t realize Congressman Raul Labrador had arrived and when walking into the kitchen, there he was visiting with Joe.
|Daughter, Kaitlyn who helped with the event by|
taking pictures and helping with hostess duties
|Raul speaking to our guests, it was an honor to have him |
in our home, and he has my vote!
As the evening concluded, someone said something to the effect of "farming is the American dream and we are living it". It is "the why" that we do what we do day in and day out. Yes we struggle with high costs of production, hindering EPA and other regulations and environmentalists, but in the end it all comes down to fact that we love what we do. We are 4th or 5th generation farmers, we are committeed to feeding our country and we want to hand this legacy down to our children.
As always, thanks for stopping by and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Or leave a comment on the page too. All my best, Gayle