Saturday, April 26, 2008


I just read Cliff's post today. It really made me start thinking. Those of us who are not farmers, especially those of us who live in cities, really do not have a clue as to what is involved in getting the food we eat into our kitchens and onto our tables. At the moment, he is concerned because it has not stopped raining long enough for him to get his corn planted. It's a ripple effect, isn't it? How many other jobs depend on the farmer? And ultimately, we do not have that corn to enjoy. Not to get all deep and dark, but it's worth some thought. Let's give that thought and maybe a prayer for the weather and the farmers out there, doing their thing so that we can have a good meal.


Dianne said...

I've always had the utmost respect for those who produce real, actual, tangible things with their hands and hearts.

And to factor in the whims of Mother Nature when trying to make a living - the stress of that must be huge.

Great thoughtful post bobbie.

Kitty said...

Have you seen this blog? photographer who spends time at small farms in the SF Bay and Monterey Bay areas.

KG said...

Ah, but that's just the tip of the iceberg! Now we have problems with food prices due in part to high gas prices, demand in Asia, and US subsidies and incentives for ethanol production. What a mess!

Also, I took my word verification off my blog (we'll see how long it takes for the Spambots to find me . . . when they come back, I'll have to put it up again). I think all the letters look harder to read on everybody's blog. They must have started making some better Spambots so they had to make harder word verification.

bobbie said...

Yes, I had to put the word verification on mine, too. Drat!

Unknown said...

We have many farms in these parts, mostly small, family-owned and lots of organic farms. It does seem like a hard life indeed and one that must be lived with nothing short of dedication.

We have dairy farms in the area that have formed a cooperative called Our Family Farms and we have been buying their milk for going on two decades now.

We can all support our local farmers if we try just a bit to patronize stores that carry local produce and fruit or by going right to the source.

Thanks for the reminder.

Regarding the word verification: I opted out of that. Two months into blogging and I haven't yet had any problems. If I can get away with it, I'll keep my comments verification-free, as it can be such a nuisance.