Farmers are a bit obsessed with the calendar. There are official crop insurance deadlines and unofficial almanac deadlines. Farmers count the number of days with a certain number of daylight hours. There are old rules of thumb about seeding dates, haying dates, harvest dates and hoarfrost meaning rain in six months. So, it is no surprise that many agribusinesses create promotional calendars to use as Christmas gifts and year-end giveaways.
Going in to the last weekend of the year can be a mix of emotions. The new year can be bittersweet, as you reflect on the past year; maybe it was a tough year where you lost someone you loved, went through a tough transition or experienced a crop failure. Starting a new year can also be exciting; perhaps you have been making plans and this is the year that those plans turn into actions. Either way, the new year represents a chance to start fresh – to change things, to make things different and better.
We wish you a prosperous new year! Karen and I are excited to see what the new year holds for FarmFemmes. We look forward to continuing to be strong agvocates and hope that you continue to enjoy our content and spread the word about FarmFemmes and the ag life. Have a great weekend and have fun hanging up your new calendars.