Farmers and Valentine’s Day -Love All Around
Just in case some of you may have forgotten, next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. You know what that means, right? Well, as much as it may pain you to buy or do something for that special someone in your life, consider this: Valentine’s Day depends on agriculture!
Now I found a list of 10 ways that farmers screw up on Valentine’s Day that I’d like to share with you. Mark Parker wrote this for farmtalknewspaper.com. Perhaps this information will save some of you folks:
- He buys one of those heart-shaped candy boxes on February 15 when the price drops.
- Since she complains about wading through the mud, he figures new rubber boots would be just the ticket.
- Taking her out to check on the first-calf heifers at 3 a.m. isn’t very romantic…probably.
- Sale barn cafes and herbicide meetings don’t qualify as “date night.”
- And neither does the “Huge Valentine’s Day Farm Machinery Auction.”
- Missed the new hairstyle, didn’t you?
- He has a long list of bad gifts: jumper cables, coveralls, and multiple camo items.
- Isn’t Valentine’s Day in March?
- He gives in to renting a chick flick DVD but nods off after 10 minutes.
- A seed company stocking cap? Seriously?
Maybe the best way to handle this holiday is to take a two-fold approach. Besides making your significant other happy, you are supporting the industry that you also know well and love. The chocolates you buy are the end result of farm products like sweeteners, cocoa, milk, nuts and fruits. The roses you buy are grown by farmers, and so are the grapes that go into the wine you drink. Don’t forget about a wonderful meal of steak, chicken, fish, lamb or pork, and the sides of vegetables, potatoes and bread that compliment them.
So spread some love on Valentine’s Day this year, guys. I can assure you that love from your partner, as well as love from all those folks who depend on agriculture will return to you ten-fold!
-Terry Olson, Titan Outlet Store Team