I am one of those people that has the best of both worlds, so to speak. I live in farm country where there are fields of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and crops of corn, sunflowers, hay and others. We don't live on a farm but rather in a pocket village of homes surrounded by the sights and sounds of the country. Growing up, several family members had working farms and to visit and play in the barns with baby pigs and chickens are memories I'll always cherish. My cousins and I even tried to ride the holsteins one year but they didn't take too kindly to young people on their back.
So, I am thankful for the families that still farm and provide us with milk, meat and vegetables. I once heard that a teacher in the city asked his class where milk came from and one child answered 'from the store'. With a show of hands, not one of the children had experienced a visit to a farm.
I'm linking to Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and my collage shows a few of the things I see while driving the country roads here. Click to enlarge.