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What Does the Farmer Say November 23, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Food, Gardening.

Russ from Winterset can vouch for this:



1. Retired Geezer - November 23, 2013

Farmers are hard working people. They’re busy from “can’t see to can’t see”. I never appreciated how hard they work until I moved to the Spud State.

2. Cathy - November 23, 2013

Yep. Sharp folks. Hard workers. Had a lot of farmers in the Ohio congregation where I served and got to spend some time with them in the fields.

3. Retired Geezer - November 23, 2013

Their risk of loss, due to weather, is huge.

4. wintersetruss - November 23, 2013

Entertaining. It’s a little too “corn-centric”, but not bad. There should have been more cattle featured, IMHO, but maybe some sheep or goats would be good as well.

5. obf - November 24, 2013

I should be picking up 1/2 side grain fed, steroid free, free range (not that free range makes a difference to a cow) angus beef this week or next. I’ll be thinking of what a wonderful guy the rancher/farmer is with every bite. America rocks…thanks to those hard working dudes on the land.

6. wintersetruss - November 24, 2013

Dad & I hauled cattle today. He had 10 cows & calves at the South farm that were late arrivals and haven’t been weaned yet, and he hauled them to the cornfield across from our house to run them on the stalks and leftovers for a few weeks.

One of the cows is clearly a pinhead descendant of our South farm neighbor’s mutant volunteer bulls. While we were crowding them into the pen down there, she gave me the stinkeye and I swear to God she was thinking “Can I take him?” for about 15 seconds. We got her on the trailer without incident, but eventually she’s going to take someone.

Someone. Not one of us. The minute these cows are done foraging in the field, this bitch is getting on the fast track to slaughterhouse-ville. Dad’s plan is to sell all 10, but I’m kinda interested in the big ol’ Charolais cow that had twins this summer (and managed to keep them well fed so far) and maybe 2 or 3 others. Maybe I’ll swing a deal and add her to my team before the trade deadline.

7. Retired Geezer - November 24, 2013

*wonders how Charolais is pronounced in Iowa*

8. wintersetruss - November 25, 2013

“Shar-lay”, of course.

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