If you’re not a resident of the Midwest, you might be unaware of the bitterly cold temperatures we’ve experienced in the last couple of days. Then again, you might not be, since it seems most of the country is experiencing the same crappy weather.
For most of us, that means staying inside with a good movie and a cup of coffee — or at the very least, working the day away in a nice warm office. Or, in my case, it means worrying about my pipes freezing at home while I’m working the day away in a nice warm office. But that’s not the case for everyone.
I know I’ve said it before, but it’s time to say it again. For farmers, 99° or -25° means the same thing: Go, go, go.
Snow or ice, wind or rain, unbearable humidity or unbelievably frigid temperatures, the work never stops and animals must always be fed.
There’s always something to do, even if that means it takes 19 pieces of clothing to keep you warm while feeding the heifers. (Sorry, Aunt Cheryl. The picture was just too good. Plus your hat is cute.)
Farmers are committed. They’re committed to the well-being of their animals because they have to be.
So, thanks to my Aunt Cheryl and my mom and every other farmer out there who is bundling up right now to head out and take care of their animals. I owe you. We all do.