What is a day in the life of a young farmer really like?
Farming is more than a job. It’s a way of life. At farmon.com we seriously love farmers. So if you’re a farmer, or you know a farmer, share the love.
When you think about farmers and the work that they do, you may wonder, are they crazy? But farming is more than a job, it’s a way a life. It’s a labour of love that tugs at our being. Many of us were born to this calling with deeply planted rural roots, while other they must be adventure seekers. Because le’ts be honest, who would willingly trust their fate to mother-nature?
Risk is what sets us apart and we’ve seen the reward. We spend time cultivating a bounty fit to feed the world because this is our land and we were stewards of it long before being green was a cause. We rise with the sun, even though it inevitably beats us to bed, and we know we’re better people for it. But we play like champs, all the while knowing morning comes fast and we’ll get up and do it all over again. And even though we understand the hardships, we can’t imagine our lives any different.
Farming is freedom.
It’s life. I guess when you think about it, yeah it is crazy, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our presenter Tim Wray discusses how you can know if you are on the right path.
Though Tim always had a lifelong dream of becoming a farmer he learned to reconcile this desire with the path he ended up taking (and loving) – becoming a pastor in small town Alberta. Tim talks about this journey and how the fruits of his labor were what helped him realize his path.
Am I on the Right Path?
Tim Wray encourages everyone to engage in meaningful conversations and learn how to get the conversation going. Conversation allows us to gain a sense of who we are, what we value, as well as how others view us and this clarity can lead to amazing potential between people.
Get the Conversation Going
In a culture that is transient the connections between people can weaken a lot. In a simple project, Tim Wray shows us what matters in small towns – sharing hopes, dreams and fears within the community helped Tim and other participants discover their shared values and helped rebuild the connections betweenthem.
The Young Adult Photovoice Project, led by Tim Wray, was funded in part by the Alberta Rural Development Network. Their website has some great information about the Photovoice Project, as well as a Gallery of the photos and stories. There is also a How-To Guide that’s worth checking out if you’re interested in doing a similar project in your community!
What Matters in Small Towns?
In all relationships, it is important to have trust. Without trust, humanity cannot flourish, and creativity and productivity fails as well. To be human, is to allow those closest to us to be able to hurt us the most. Tim Wrayshares his thoughts on what is means to be human.
What it Means to be Human