Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

It was the perfect spring morning to walk across the pasture to 
find this baby snuggled down in the loose hay around the manger.
As usual, Mama stayed between me and the calf just in case 
I should act wild and crazy or the farm  dogs following me got too close!

                                           I am thankful for new life down on the dairy farm

                                                                 for the gifts of spring!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

Whether you are nearly 3  or celebrating your 88th year,
birthdays are special occasions down on the dairy farm.

I'm finding that with each family  birthday celebration,
life becomes sweeter and richer as each year passes.

I'm thankful for the sweet relationship I  share with my
Mother and my granddaughter Hattie


                                             for the birthdays that are just in time to help us
                                                                      kick off spring!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

Happy National Agriculture Day!
March 14,2019

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson proclaimed Arkansas Agriculture Week and
Farmers Day at the Legislature on Tuesday.
I felt honored to stand with farmers from across Arkansas to celebrate 
Arkansas agriculture. 
It was also our opportunity to speak with our legislators on issues that impact
our family farms and the agriculture industry.

I'm thankful for my farmer friends and the
organization of Arkansas Farm Bureau

that strive everyday to advocate for agriculture

                                                         protect our farm family values.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

The construction of the new Bentonville  Walmart Distribution Center 7842 began in 2017.
The removal of the trees between our farm and the new construction site
has given us the perfect view of this completed project from the pasture 
next to our house where the dairy cows wait on their soon to be born calves.
It's definitely a landscape changing experience
and one of sadness when you realize that our third generation 
farm is in the middle of this ever changing environment.

On the other hand, I am thankful for the $171 million investment by Walmart
that will employ 600 people in Northwest Arkansas.

As a member of the Benton County Quorum Court,
I was honored to be invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting
 for DC7842. 

It is an amazing 1,269,000 square foot  facility full of technology.
As a neighbor, I was also interested to see what goes on in this building
that has become part of my everyday view.  

                                I found that our farm and this facility have two things in common:
                                        we are open 24 hours a day and work 7 days a week.
                               Fortunately for their employees, DC 7842 is closed on Christmas.