We reached two milestones on the farm so far this summer. First, we cut, raked and baled our own hay with our own equipment. Second, we used our own generator to power our necessary items during a recent power outage. Neither of those things may seem like a big deal to those who do not live on farms. They also may not seem like a big deal to those who have lived on a farm their entire lives. To those who moved into the farming life, I hope you will be able to recognize our excitement and share in it.
There are many time we move about the business of our farm feeling like frauds, posers not farmers. Putting up our own hay and dealing with loss of electricity on our own made us feel like farmers. It's good to recognize those milestones and take note of those successes. It's especially important to take note so we can remember that feeling on a day when we want to feel like a farmer.