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I believe a man's greatest possession is his dignity and that no calling bestows this more abundantly than farming.
I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person's character.
I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the most honest and honorable way a man can spend his days on this earth.
I believe my children are learning values that will last a lifetime and can be learned in no other way.
I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways.
I believe many of the best things in life are free: the splendor of a sunrise, the rapture of wide open spaces, the exhilarating sight of your land greening each spring.
I believe true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field, your children grow tall in the sun, your whole family feel the pride that springs from their shared experience.
I believe that by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it, an honor that does not come to all men.
I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my fellowmen, and by this standard I fear no judgment.
I believe when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he's lived.
I believe in farming because it makes all this possible.
For this one farmer the worries are over, lie down and rest your head,
Your time has been and struggles enough, put the tractor in the shed.
Years were not easy, many downright hard, but your faith in God transcended,
Put away your tools and sleep in peace. The fences have all been mended.
You raised a fine family, worked the land well and always followed the Son,
Hang up your shovel inside of the barn; your work here on earth is done.
A faith few possess led your journey through life, often a jagged and stony way,
The sun is setting, the cattle are all bedded, and here now is the end of your day.
Your love of God’s soil has passed on to your kin; the stories flow like fine wine,
Wash off your work boots in the puddle left by blessed rain one final time.
You always believed that the good Lord would provide and He always had somehow,
Take off your gloves and put them down, no more sweat and worry for you now.
Your labor is done, your home now is heaven; no more must you wait,
Your legacy lives on, your love of the land, and yes dad, we will close the gate.
By: © Nancy Kraayenhof
Before we talk about the different streams of food, let’s go over what we mean by your pantry, which can be thought of in the broader sense as the Four Corners Pantry that consists of your:
Working Pantry – Where you access perishable and non-perishable food daily. Your working pantry is usually located in your kitchen.
Extended Pantry – This is also known as your Prepper Pantry where you can store larger quantities of food for the long term.
• Echinacea roots and leaves
• Nasturtium leaves
• Usnea (Old Man’s Beard)
• Lemon grass
• Raw honey, Manuka honey
• Colloidal silver
• Garlic (Especially in the form of raw honey infused)
• Vitamin C or foods high in vitamin C
• Licorice Root
• Capsaicin (found in hot peppers)
• Coconut Oil (topical treatment especially)
You can learn more about other options for your herbal antibiotic in this more recent video:
Video Links: Antibiotic Extract Recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1els
Nasturtium Benefits and Uses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvdyI
Spicy Honey Infused Garlic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtHCx
List of Antivirals and Immune Boosters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aARQo
Natural Pain Relief: ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5JOC
Natural Menopause Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5csYY
Loving mother and farm wife!
Women have always contributed to family farming operations; however, their labor was largely positioned as “women’s work” and ignored as contributing to the economics of the farming enterprise. Through examining the stories of farmers’ wives, this essay examined how the gender division of work and the ideology of domesticity silenced women’s contributions to family farming operations. Through oral history interviews and thematic analysis, this research project presents stories from two farmers’ wives (Annie and Belle) from western Illinois. The resultant analysis reveals that Annie and Belle labored on their family farming operations for most of their lives.