The Farmers Creed reminds me of all what I should be thankful for this thanksgiving.
The Farmer’s Creed
I believe a person’s greatest possession is their dignity and that no
calling bestows this more abundantly than farming.
I believe hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person’s
I believe that farming, despite its hardships and disappointments, is the
most honest and honorable way a person can spend their days on this earth.
I believe farming provides education for life and that no other occupation
teaches so much about birth, growth and maturity in such a variety of ways.
I believe many of the best things in life are free: the splendor of a
sunrise; the rapture of wide-open spaces; the exhilarating sight of your
land greening each spring.
I believe true happiness comes from watching your crops ripen in the field
and your children grow tall in the sun.
I believe my life will be measured ultimately by what I have done for my
I believe in farming because it makes all this possible.