Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Day Five of Thanks

Giving Thanks Post Day 5

I am thankful for all the farmers who are often taken for granted.
We walk into a food store and just select what we want from the shelves
and don't give much thought to who grew the food.

A few farming facts.
  •  Americans spend 10% of their income on food.
  •  210,000 full time US farmers produce 80% of our food and fiber.
  • For every $1 spent on food farmers receive less than 12 cents for the raw product.
  • The average US farmer feeds 155 people.
  • US farmers produce about 40% of the worlds corn.
  • Farmers endure drought, heat, rain, wind, snow, hail and tornados to bring food to Americans tables.
  • Americans enjoy a food supply that is abundant, affordable and among the world's safest.
So lets remember those farmers and thank them.
A special thank you to the farmers I know here in my town.
Farmer Bill
Farmer Georg
Farmer Marvin
The Dairy Farm farmer who I haven't met yet.
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Some off the subject things that I have to share with you.
My new camera came in the mail yesterday - a Nikon Coolpix S7000 and I love it.  Nice pictures and easy to use.  
A picture today along my walk - reflection at Farmer Bill's farm.
Also here's an update on the growing out of my gray hair.  Took a picture this morning because this afternoon is my hair appointment to have it layered and streaked.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )


  1. Looks like that camera is working well for you.Another thing to be thankful for.

  2. Hi Karen, You are so right about being thankful for farmers! Your new camera takes great pictures! So good to see pics along your walk are back!!! Have a great day.

  3. Hello, the reflection and photo is lovely. I hope you are happy with your new camera. I am very thankful for the farmers in this country. They deserve so much more! Great post, enjoy your day!

  4. Good Choice on the Nikon camera. I have the Coolpix S9600 and The Coolpix L22. Your hair is really growing. Post a picture of your new hairdo.

  5. So true about farmers Karen. I have a lot of farming relatives and most of them have off farm jobs too. Hard to make it on a farm salary alone!
    Love the photo of Farmer Bill's farm. The new camera works great.
    Looking forward to a pic of your new hairdo!

  6. Yes, i appreciate the farmers around here every day when i drive around the valley!

  7. Karen, thank you for being thankful for farmers. I grew up on a dairy farm and I know first hand just how hard my grandfather, my dad and my uncle worked. You are so right when you say that for every dollar spent in the store the farmer only receives about 12 cents of it for the raw product. The prices continue to rise in the stores, but the farmer doesn't get that same return. It is nice to know people who appreciate the hard work that goes into farming.

    YAY for your new camera! I'm excited for you. The picture is beautiful. See you soon! :)

  8. Great pic from new camera. Can't wait to see your new hair style. MJ

  9. Hooray for farmers (even little ones) :) Wow, your hair is long! I can't wait to see what you get done to it. Glad you have your camera back. I was missing your good photos! That farm is so beautiful. Isn't it amazing that, in addition to working so very hard, farmers are good at making a beautiful landscape?

  10. The gray looks great! Nice camera.

    My older brother was a farmer for a while and nearly went bankrupt. There are lots of risks and very few guarantees (except a lot of work and uncertainty).

  11. Yes, you will love the Nikon Coolpix. Very pretty picture. Wow...your hair has grown out a lot. Hope that you'll share a photo post haircut.

  12. I agree, thankful for our farmers. I hope you'll post an after view of your hair, too! Glad you got your camera and are happy with it. That's a great shot.


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