Compare and Contrast

Many family farmers live life just like anyone else.  We shop at grocery stores, check our e-mail, go to football games.  But some things are different on a farm.  For example, we walk almost half a mile to drop a letter in our mailbox or pick up our latest Netflix.  A “neighbor” may live more than a mile away.  And no one plants a sweet corn patch like a farmer!

compare and contrast the life of a family farm

This is a photo of Daddy, Brett and Anna planting the sweet corn patch.  This planter usually plants field corn, (which is NOT good for plain eating!) and is 16 rows wide.  Usually we fill the huge, yellow, bulk tanks on the top full with waxy seed corn.  This week we finished planting all our waxy corn, and that means its time to clean out the planter and switch to soybean seeds.  Before pouring in the soybeans, however, we can fill the small, yellow boxes on the planter with sweet corn seed and make a 100 foot pass at the end of the backyard.

compare and contrast life on a family farm

Then Daddy and the kids can plant, farmer style!

Based on the things you’ve learned from the blog so far, what ways do you think the life of a farm family is different from yours?  How is it the same?  Draw a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast.

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