Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 - Day One

Well here we are again at the beginning of a new year.  Like many others, we are enjoying a good season with plenty of green grass and fat happy cattle.  It is officially the year of the farmer and we're going to make it a good one.  But the year of the farmer is not just for people in the agriculture industry.  We can all celebrate by having a nice piece of steak or enjoying some fresh fruit.  Why not make this year, the year to take a further interest in agriculture by heading to the outback and visiting a farm for yourself.  Treat the kids to a weekend away to find out where their food really comes from and get involved in the farming process.

Be warned though, farming experiences may ruin your usual city recreations.  I certainly don't apologise for it, but my own brother used to really enjoy going on the odd trail ride.  Now he sees no point in getting on a horse unless there are cattle to muster.  For that he must come and visit.  Poor soul.

So come out and give a hand to fix a fence or grease a windmill.  I'm sure that many farmers will be happy to provide these experience for free, as long as you bring the beer.  Remember it's not work if it's not your usual job and the splinters you get to keep to show future generations the character building you experienced on the farm.

You can find more inspirational farming stories in blogs on my sidebar, check out what some other farmers have to say.

Have a happy new year everyone.  Make it special by starting to fulfil your dreams TODAY.

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