The Giving of Thanks

We’ve had some big celebrations over the past couple of days, I celebrated my seventeenth birthday, my grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage, and Thanksgiving Day was spent with family and lots of delicious food. Though catching up with family was great, Parker was home from college for the week and we had a long list of things to get done. As temperatures have been falling the fireplace has been waiting for us to utilize it and we had the perfect tree ready to be cut. An old pecan tree was starting to die and leaning on the fence, with cattle in the pasture and the risk of them getting out it was time to chop it down. Though we don’t live off the grid it is still important to have firewood to heat the house. That tree made a rick of wood which will last us about a third of the way through the winter. While sitting by the fire I heard the faint sound of a cat, I quickly ran to the door and to my surprise saw two kittens and their mother laying on our front porch. This birthday present benefits not only me but our farm. These cats will stay in the barn to scare off and get rid of small rodents. That night I cleaned out the barn making a small bed for the new cats and the boys stacked the fresh load of feed getting ready for the jackpot season rush to kick in. Now that the house is warm and filled with family and food, the barns are clean and racks filled with wood our Grandpa prayed over the Thanksgiving meal appreciating his wife of 60 years and his granddaughter of 17 years.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours

-Agvocate in Action, KC

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