Thursday, December 17, 2009

Home for the Holidays

The boys (my two college sons) are home for the holidays. Loads of laundry and more meals to prepare but it is so nice to have the nest full again even though for a short holiday time. As we are anticipating special time with our families during this holiday season, I can't help but be reminded that we are so fortunate to live on a family farm. In spite of the misperceptions about agriculture in the United States, 98 percent of all farms are family farms. Family farms can be all sizes of operations but they are still run by families. We have 7 full time employees to help us take care of our animals and get all the chores done on a daily basis. We will be working extra hard during the holiday season to make sure that our animals are cared for and that we will all get to share in the great celebration of Christmas. If you are needing some great recipes for the holidays-check out and have a Dairy Christmas!