During the month of November it is commonplace to see posts on social media regarding thankfulness. Some choose to do a post a day – 30 Days of Thankfulness; some choose to randomly make thankful post throughout the month, but for the last three years Prairie Farmer's own Holly Spangler has blogged a series of 30 posts, one each day of November on an ag-related topic.
This year's series was entitled "Five Things" – a daily list of five things on one single topic, ranging from genetically modified organisms to her children's humorous antics.
I look forward to her topic of five for the day, some are truly informative, some are sweet and some are just downright honest. Here are a few of my favorites from this year.
From Five Things Farmers Need to Know about Consumers:
2. Saying we produce the safest, most abundant food supply in the world doesn't resonate with consumers. When you say safe, they hear short-term safety (which they expect anyway) and when you say abundant, they hear too much food (which is making us obese).
From Five Things I Want My Kids to Know Before They Leave My House:
4. That they were created with a purpose, on purpose and for a purpose, by a God who knows every hair on their head. And my prayer is that they might each discover that purpose.
From Five Things An Honest Farmwife Admits:
1. My greatest fear is doing something completely ridiculous and plugging the grain leg and every fall my prayer is this: please don't let me be the one to plug the grain leg. Because even though I've written countless stories about grain systems, I don't really have a working knowledge of how it operates. Basics? Yes. Ability to still screw it up? Definitely.
(Editor's note: Holly Spangler is an editor for Prairie Farmer in Illinois. Jennifer Campbell is a Franklin, Ind., farmwife and blogger. She will be writing items for the Website each day.)