Men of Many Talents

One thing that always impresses me about my husband is his many skills and talents. There is little the hubs can’t fix or figure out on our farm. Of course, he’s still scarred of our son’s dirty diapers, but that’s a subject for another post.

No matter what part of the county you live, there is one thing that remains consistent, farming and ranching involves far more than driving a tractor and walking through corn fields. Most farmers are also electricians, plumbers, welders and general contractors.

We let the youngest generation make his mark in the new construction at our cattle facilities.
We let the youngest generation make his mark in the new construction at our cattle facilities.

My husband, his father and farm employees have been hard at work this summer improving various aspects of our farm. That means putting a variety of skills to work. They welded metal fences through the heat of August, poured concrete to created a new water source for our cattle and re-wired combines and tractors to prepare for fall harvest.

He does all of this work to provide better facilities for our cows and calves and leave the farm ready for the next crop and generation. We were lucky to catch some fresh concrete earlier this week and let the youngest generation leave his mark.

Each season bring a demand for a different skill and talent. Farming provides never-ended demands for fixes, tweeks, re-do, re-furbishes and new construction. There is little the hubs and his crew can’t fix and create and that’s what makes him a true farmer and rancher.


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