Wednesday, February 27, 2013

No Snow Day for the Farmer

Posted by Allyson

Saw this photo from the University of Illinois Extension and thought it summed up today quite well.  Even here at Wagner Farm, there are no snow days for the farmers.  Farmer Jeff and Farmer Andres are here 365 days a year to take care of the livestock, and if they aren't, other farm staff are to do the morning and evening chores.  I remember Carlin telling me the other day about a holiday a few years ago when she was supposed to do the morning chores.  It snowed, but thankfully, she lives nearby and was able to walk to the farm.  As it turns out, Todd and Jeff showed up, too, not knowing if Carlin would be able to make it.  Now that's dedication!  We are thankful for our farmers (and so are our farm animals)!