Like Julie, I believe people are losing touch with our food. Oftentimes, people forget where their food comes from. Though I have seen a shift (especially locally) and concern for where our food comes from, how it is grown, etc…there’s still a bit of a detachment from the people whose hands grow the food (both plant and animal). The #felfie is a great way to make a bit of that connection.
Let’s be honest. I speak to some kids and ask them where their food comes from. They state that it comes from a store. It’s found on shelves and in the frozen food department. Of course, we know that food does not magically appear and that it takes farmers who work hard to cultivate their soil, grow food from seed, produce, harvest, etc. We know that farmers have to work every day regardless of the weather conditions — and they get no holidays or days off. I’ve asked my husband a few times, “Remind me again of why we do this?”
His answer is always the same. This is the right thing to do.
Why are we doing this again? Farming is in Hubby’s blood and I knew that when I said “yes!” to marrying him. He believes this is the right thing to do. He’s right. People do need to eat. You will always have food on the table, even if it is tough to make a living.
Yes, we are rich in many ways.
Some fellow Canadian rural/farm girls (or like me, city girls who have married farmers) are:
I really love all the fellow farmer tweets and #felfie pics! It’s a great way to get to know the people who grow your food! Follow @felfie_ on Twitter to get to know your local farmers and engage with them! We’re pretty fun (and hard working) people, if you ask me!
Know any other amazing ag/farm tweeps or bloggers? I’d love to follow! Let me know!
Here are a few #felfie attempts made by yours truly.
My first attempt at a #felfie. I got photobombed by my 5 year old while we were in the barn getting feed for the cattle.
I think I should start a #felfiephotobomb hashtag.
Photobombed again. This time by the barn cat.
Me freezing my tushy off. -31 degrees and poor Hubby had to fix equipment!
THIS made me laugh! The original #felfie! I did this back when my blog was still with Blogspot. This was back in 2009! Totally Photoshopped, but this was my blog header back in the day!