From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Farmers Are Planting Our Food

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life...



Farmland in Christian County, KYNice farmland in southern Christian County, KY


Across America, farmers are at work planting crops. Their work makes it possible for us to buy food for our families rather than devoting large amounts of time and effort into growing our own. Don't ever forget how important agriculture is!

Even though I always have a garden and often do some canning, I am thankful that I can go to the store and purchase all the foods I don't choose to grow. And I'm really thankful that I don't have to grow and preserve enough to feed my family year-round.

And he gave it for his opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."

--Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels--Voyage to Brobdingnag

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