Even though we are passionate about what we do, we also know it’s good to take some time and get off the farm. It may not surprise you, but our vacations are a little different. We didn’t spend our entire vacation on the beach drinking our favorite adult beverages.
It’s about taking a vacation farmer style.
We took a few days and headed to sunny Florida. More specifically – the Ft. Myers area. Sunny skies, warm temperatures and color is what we enjoyed. We relished a reprieve from the drab brown colors of Minnesota to green grass, palm trees and flowers of Florida. After a turbulent flight, we arrived in Florida and drove to the house we rented. I don’t think we were there a day when . . .
We received a call from our employee, Jordan, who informed us his pregnant girlfriend gave birth. Mind you, she wasn’t due for another few weeks. But as we know, babies don’t always follow prescribed schedules. We felt bad because we wanted to make sure he could spend time with his new family and now he had to take care of the pigs while we were gone. When you raise livestock they need to be taken care of daily, no matter what.