As a kid I spent a lot of time hanging out with my grandparents on the family farm. My sister and I would get off the school bus in the afternoon there and spend time with Grandpa and Grandma until our parents could pick us up. On those days, Megan and I put countless miles on the golf cart checking cows with Grandpa and probably ate thousands of strawberries that Grandma grew in her garden!
After Grandma passed away and Grandpa retired to town, my dad took over the farm and our family moved to 'The Home Place'. Moving to the farm meant I spent even more hours with the cows, fixing fence (that the cows inevitably would run through), hauling wagons to the field, baling hay and everything else that living on a farm requires. It was these activities that bestowed on my sister and I our shiny 'Farmer's Daughter' badges!
Recently, there has been a campaign to raise money and buy drones to fly over so called 'factory farms' and expose all the "dirty secrets" that are being kept. For cripes, sakes. Really?
In an effort to counter all the negativity surrounding farms and agriculture two bloggers, Nurse Loves Farmer and The Farmer's Wifee, have created a campaign 'Factory Farm or Family Farm? You Decide.' in support of family farms.
They are asking for participants to create a photo collage with an aerial photo of your farm and pose the question “Factory farm or family farm? You decide.” You can even hashtag #MyFamilyFarm on other forms of social media!
I couldn't help but create two collages. One is of 'The Home Place' and the other where Matt and I live now. The farms themselves are different, but neither are factory!