Fall is without a doubt the busiest time of the year for us. First off we are grain farmers so when our crops are ready to be combined, we work as many hours around the clock as Mother Nature allows. Fall is also the time that the majority of our garden goodies are ready to not only be eaten but to also be preserved so they will last the year. I start to resent the garden when it’s been a couple days of picking and I know I need to do yet another round of canning. I’m sleep deprived and usually need to do a parts run or help fix a combine and then or course I usually need to run one as well. So I get tired and burnt out and I start to wonder if it’s really worth it. I wonder if my hours upon hours spent in a hot kitchen preserving or in the garden picking and getting eaten alive by mosquitos couldn’t be better used. Then before we know it we are in the middle of winter and we have time to catch up on sleep and family time. I make my family a nutritious supper that we all get to sit and eat around the table and I realize that everything on our plates we raised and grew. I realize that all those hours in the fall preserving mean my family is eating corn on the cob in January that we grew last summer. I realize how important it is to me that my girls are growing up on food that they helped grow and raise. I stop and have a moment of thanks for the amazing life we have and make a mental note to remember this moment next fall โค๏ธ

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