Archive for November, 2010
Today, as I sat here thinking of the upcoming holidays, I was reminded of the years harvest and that the farmers have finished bringing in their crops. The fields outside my window here are barren, corn stalks are all that is left and the grass is turning brown. The farm machinery is mostly put away for the season and the roads are clear of the slow traffic.
It is not funny when I think about it because there just wasn’t that much machinery on the roads this year. Even five years ago, there were just so many out there and now we are a dying breed. The farmers are disappearing; small farms can not keep up with the changing economy, the price of livestock is either outrageous or bottomed out; it is just too hard for most. It is mostly the larger farms and agriculture business that remain.
I wonder what is going to happen if the farmer no longer exists. Food will be so scarce and expensive that it will be hard for anyone to even obtain unless you are wealthy and that is a scary thought.
I enjoy gardening and would hate it if I could not grow my own food in the summer. I think we need to support our farmers and figure out a way to save the farms that are so much a part of our country’s history. This is just my thoughts.