Friday, April 23, 2010

Dear Mr. Crop Farmer,

Thank you for growing food for the rest of us to eat. You work hard. I see that now. Forgive me for thinking you had it so easy during those winter months. You woke me up with your tractor in the field next to my house at approximately 1 a.m. this morning!!! Don't they let you sleep? And do you have a little toilet in that great big tractor thingy?.....because I am wondering how you find time for that with all of your plowing and spreading and blowing stuff onto the dirt. I don't know much about this whole farming thing yet......pretty much just what I saw on Food Inc. I am new to the area and pretty clueless. But I just wanted to thank you. Thank you for growing food for us to eat. Thank you for working so hard.

Sincerely,
A City Girl

P.S. Would you buy a refreshing cold beverage from my girlies if they set up a lemonade stand?
P.P.S. Would you take my girlies for a ride in your tractor thingy?
P.P.S. Could I go for a ride in your tractor thingy?
P.P.P.S. I hope they pay you well!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Unfortunately if Mr. Farmer is growing corn or soybeans or rapeseed or pretty much anything else, he's not getting paid much and it's probably all going to be made into foods we shouldn't eat.

But he also doesn't have a whole lotta options.

Love the new blog photo!

AnaLisa said...

Cute post.

Kim White said...

Speaking from experience, Mr. Farmer is probably making enough to keep the farm going but not much extra. It's a hard job and I'm proud to have grown up on a farm and know how hard that work is. It prepared me, in a unique way, for my job now. Lord knows it's not easy, and neither is farming. I felt a tidge of pride in reading your post, especially thinking of how hard my parents worked (and still work). They are the hardest working people I've ever known.

kellyjo@chef.net said...

1 a.m.?? Waking up from tractor noise may end up being worse than pig smell.