Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Thanksgiving has come and gone but
it has left a great appreciation for all the blessings 
we enjoy on the ordinary days down on the dairy farm.
Enthusiasm for eating is obvious at the feed wagon
or the family table!

I'm thankful for the crop growing season and harvest 
of the crops  that has produced 
the silage and hay that our dairy cows are enjoying each day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Dairy Dream

(November 24,1984)

and now

we're still livin' the dairy dream today
celebrating thirty four years of life together down on the dairy farm.

                                          I now know that the pair of pliers and pocket knife
                                            Ryan gave me on our wedding day was no joke!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

"Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him,
talk ye of all his wondrous works."
I Chronicles 16:8-9

As a child I only thought about Thanksgiving as   the one day of eating at Grandma's 
house and the few days out of school but thankfully,
I have lived long enough to understand and enjoy 
this  season of Thanks that brings me to be more aware
 of all the blessings
in my life, many that I easily take for granted.

I'm thankful for our home,

the dairy cows that provide nutritious milk for my family and yours,

                                                    for family life down on the dairy farm.

                                                       Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Even though I have been serving in this position of Justice of the Peace
 for nearly six years,this was the first year I had a campaign.
From the filing day in February to November 6th,
I have gained new appreciation for the entire process of a campaign.

The best part of campaigning was meeting new people that live in my district.
I appreciate all those who allowed me a spot for signs on their property, 
for the politeness of those who answered the knock on their door
and accepted my card or took a moment to talk about how I could
represent their interests.

I'm thankful the campaign is over and grateful for the opportunity
 to continue serving the citizens of Benton County.

Most of all, I'm thankful for the blessings I receive daily
as a citizen legislator in Benton County,

                                                                       a dairy  farmer,

                                                             Sheriff Callie's Grandma!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Salute to Veterans

Thank-you to all veterans who have served in the military
in wartime or peacetime.
Your dedication to country is what allows the rest of us
 the freedoms that we enjoy everyday and often take for granted.

Veterans Day began as "Armistice Day" on November 11,1919, 
to commemorate the end of World War I.
President Eisenhower officially changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.

According to Veterans Day Facts at

-16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war
-5.2 million veterans served in peacetime
-2 million veterans are women
-7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War
-5.5 million veterans served during the Persian Gulf War
           -Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II,
 about 558,000 are still alive

Ryan and I appreciate the service of both of our fathers.
They were proud to serve  and instilled in us an appreciation
for all those who continue to serve our country.

                                                       Happy Veterans Day!