Raising a Farmer

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The Picture I almost Said “No” To

on January 25, 2018

It was a Monday. The day after our county fair this past summer. We were exhausted and tired and exhausted. Did I say we were exhausted? Running back and forth from the fair to the farm and back to the fair and then again back to the farm takes its toll. Chores at home and then chores again at the fair. I am thankful for good help at the fair. We were running low on sleep (I was averaging about 3-4 hours a night), low energy and we were tired. We needed a good meal that didn’t involve a granola bar, Little Debbie snack or fried food. (I eat my fair share of chili cheese fries at the fair).

Monday afternoon we had gotten a phone call from our co-op seeing if we were available for a photographer to come out Friday to take promotion pictures. When Nate told me they had called I seriously couldn’t even think about it. I was maxed out in the thinking department. My brain was turned off. Tuesday morning came and our field rep called, they needed an answer. I told Nate “No. I can’t. We can’t. Can we do it next week?” We checked, it needed to be Friday. Nate and I talked about it. Well, he talked me into it, “We will just power through it, Brenda. It will be fine.”

Friday afternoon came. One meltdown and I began to look on the brighter side. We had Lady Wilt still used to the halter and 304 wouldn’t take that much to wash so soon after the fair. “It will be OK,” I started to tell myself. Cowboy Media came and took some photos of our family on the farm. They did more than that. I look at the pictures and I think, “I wanted to say no to this?” This picture means more to us than anything. Little did we know in a couple months we would have to say goodbye to 304.

We take so many pictures during the year, from what we had to eat, to what part is needed, to “look at this,” to the kids sleeping. Not every family picture is perfect but some are more than perfect. There are few pictures, which live on in our hearts and this is that one. This picture I wanted to say no to. The picture that captures everything that is important to us. Family, love, farm, faith.Rudolph Dairy 0035

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3 responses to “The Picture I almost Said “No” To

  1. Janice C says:

    Great Photo Brenda!

  2. Beautiful photo! I can relate to your story too!

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