WOW! I've reached the end of my 30 days of blogging about Ag. Some posts were definitely better than others, and on those "other" days, I just did what I could do with the time left at the end of the day.
Day 30, though, is one of my most favorite days of the year. Twelve years ago my biggest wish came true: I became a mom! Today is Tink's 12th birthday.
I think our girls are the best reason why we do what we do here on the farm. We try every day to save resources, be good stewards of the ground, grow and raise safe food to feed them and others, and we instill all the life skills needed to be a success at what ever they want to be.
If you've been following along these past 30 days, you will know that two weeks ago we were celebrating Bear's birthday. They are two weeks shy of being two years apart, but it's getting harder and harder to see the difference. After we had Bear, many asked if we would try again to have a boy so he could take over the farm. We both said, "No!" for a couple of reasons. #1 on my list went to the tune of " I'm 42 1/2~!!" We both felt that we had been blessed with two healthy girls. The #2 reason was that our girls, if they chose to do so, will be able to farm this ground when it comes there time. I hope I've been able to show them that being a girl on the farm doesn't mean you run around in short shorts making picnic basket dinners for a boy on a tractor! They will be able to drive any piece of equipment and be able to work with cattle by the time they go off to college. Farming isn't just for boys anymore; although they sure are nice to have around to help ;-)
On this final post of my 30 day project, I'm going to turn back the clock a bit and share with you some of my favorite pics of the girls out here doing what farm girls do!
Those are lighting bugs on Tink's arm.
This one might be my all-time favorite pic of the girls.
Now don't go worrying if you don't see a post from me tomorrow, I promise I will be writing more regularly than I have been these past few months. Right now, it's time to eat some birthday cake!