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Thanksgiving is a time to cherish

It's such a beautiful time of year that we are entering and it's truthfully my most favorite. Thanksgiving is the beginning of a season in time that I cherish every year. Enormous amounts of food and family make for time of celebration and expres...

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Family is truly something to be thankful for during the holiday season. (Marytina Lawrence/Special to Agweek)

It's such a beautiful time of year that we are entering and it's truthfully my most favorite. Thanksgiving is the beginning of a season in time that I cherish every year. Enormous amounts of food and family make for time of celebration and expressions of love in a way that only comes but once a year.

We have embarked on a family vacation this year for the Thanksgiving holiday, going back to our roots and gaining more insight into what makes us who we are and where we came from. It has been a wonderful time. In order for us to take such a trip there was much work and time of preparation that has gone into being away from the farm for a week. We miss the farm from the moment we leave it. And in addition to that, we gain a deeper understanding of how integral it has become in how we identify with everything that we experience.

When we have the opportunity to share dinner together on Thanksgiving day I know that something I am going to be truly thankful for will be the opportunity I have had to be a farmer's wife. Working every day with the goal of feeding people has become the essence of who I am. And that makes me consider all of those other farmers out there doing exactly what we do and how that affects dinner for everyone on Thanksgiving day. Food will always be at the center of every celebration we have as human beings and without the farmer, that would not be possible.

I try my very best in every column to share the heart of what it is to live the life of farming and to maintain humility and grace as I am truly thankful for the life I am blessed to lead. Today, I would like to encourage you to thank the farmer for the dinner you will eat. Their love and commitment to do what they do day in and day out is foundational and necessary. It is truly something to be thankful for.

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