And in the spring, a young man's fancy turns to dust, and dirt, and the urge to plant seeds so he can then reap what he sows at a later date. It's a hard, thankless task pretty much, and threatening to become a lost art as North American farming and food production becomes ruled by large corporations, and the disconnect between what the employee (aka farmer) is told to plant,
and what is right for the land grows ever larger.
The ubiquitous corn crop - a curse, not a cure.
So, today is an ode to the farm, the farmer, and his field of dreams.
This is what milk looks like before it's packaged into cartons and jugs and bags. These are jersey cows, prized for their rich milk and the dairy products like cheese that are made from it.
Here's a AAA Black Angus steak on the hoof.
Really raw hamburger looks like this...
This is what a scrambled egg looks like, before it hits the pan. It is also what your chicken wings look like before they hit McDonalds.
And seriously? There's really only one question to ask here...
Hi ho the dairio, the farmer's in the dell!
Canadian singer/songwriter Murray McLaughlin's The Farmer's Song