How I Celebrate National Agriculture Day! Give Away! (Winners!)

The four winners of the How I Celebrate National Agriculture Day! Give Away! are:

$25 Hudson Cream Flour/Stafford County Flour Mill

Rachel: The farmers shared a quote they heard on Agri Talk yesterday… “every day is Ag day here in the heartland. National Agriculture day is just for the rest of the country.” I asked if they got to take the day off in honor of Ag Day. HA.  I used to think flour was just flour, WalMart brand or Hudson didn’t matter. I am a convert now though, only Hudson flour for us.

 

A Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Krystal: Well, after reading your blog I will have to say my favorite Ag product is…. COOKIES !! As far as Farmers go y’all are the only one I know so you get my vote, maybe my parents are considers ranchers but I dont thinks so, But the do produce the oppurtunity to share there love of horses and the Lord, so maybe they are. I do find it very unique and would love to see the wheat that I (with the Lords Help) grew and harvested go to the mill and come back to me as the flour I used in my baking and cooking. Pictures are wonderful, Pip is very photogenic, but that also could be over exposure to mamma camera. haha

Kim: My favorite farmer has to be my husband, Randy. My favorite ag product is wheat. My favorite flour is Hudson Cream Flour, the only flour to use for baking. I am spending National Ag Day working baby calves with my hubby. As I wrote on my blog today, we are having our own kind of parade. I just hope the participants stay on the parade route. Happy Ag Day to you and yours, Amber! I agree with you. You are raising the best crop of all on the farm – your beautiful girls! (You have a reader across the county. I will endeavor to do better at commenting.  I love the photo with the yellow galoshes in the wheat field.

Julie: My favorite farmer is the hubby! Wheat is awesome and of course I like flour because I like to cook! Love your blog! Have a great day!
Glad we can all blog about ag, and life!

Nicole: My favorite Ag product would have to be our kids who learn soooo much growing up on a farm. 

Yes, I realize that is five winners but how could I leave out one person?

Congratulations, Winners!  I will contact you soon!

Stafford County Flour Mill ships Hudson Cream Flour all over….take a look here if you want to experience the flakiest biscuits ever.

 

Have a fabulous day!

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Today, is the first day of NCAA Basketball Tournament…my bracket is filled out..Boss Man and I compete every year…we have not agreed to the terms of the winners bounty…..and some how we both picked Kansas Teams for the Championship…with KSU winning. (p.s. I randomly decided at the end of the post to make one of you a winner! )

Well, it is fitting that we are possibly blindly hopeful because Agriculture is an industry based on hopes.

Hoping that the sun will come up tomorrow with a rain shower on the horizon to bring moisture to the cracked earth, sprouting wheat planted in the fall with hopes of higher prices per bushel in June when we are hopeful to harvest a crop that survives, late freezes, lightning, hail, wind, tornadoes,  insects, fungus, disease, drought, and fire.   Yes, all of those have impacted the fields on this farm in my ten years as Mrs. Boss Man.

And that is why I am proud to be a farmer..a rancher…a central plains woman raising the most valuable crop on a farm….children!   Teaching the girls about seasons, weather, hope, plant growth cycles, hope,  life and death in the form of little calves, hope, sweat, perseverance, hope,  patience….

 

 

Yes, I use Boss Man as an object….an object lesson..there is nothing like acting out a whining crying Boss Man…oh, let me just give you the dialogue…

My distraught Pippi lamenting having to wait for her birthday…or Christmas…or going to see gran ma I do not remember the utter deprivation of the day I first began this charade…but I do remember getting into character a little to enjoyably (hey I learned a new word..enjoyably.)

Me as Boss Man:  Why isn’t my Wheat ready to cut yet?” WAHHHH!!! stomp stomp stomp…I want my wheat to ready now!!! air punch…I am just going to cut it a  month early! I want it NOW!!!!  this was my demonstration that waiting for something usually provides a better outcome…yes, I followed with a lengthy discussion of how we have to wait for the natural processes of things to occur…patience

Me as Boss Man #2: “Boo HOOOOOOO!!! the rain did not fall on my crop!!!! I am MAD! stomp kick kick…I want the rain to come back RIGHT NOWWW!”  Lesson: Do not get upset about things you can not control…self-control

Me as Boss Man #3: “I do not watn to work…I just want to watch TV and sleep and play with the dogs all day….who cares about work…it is hard…YAWN..I will feed the cattle another day.”  Lesson: Pippi summed it up… The cattle will be hungry Daddy Has to feed them!  and then how would we have money to eat?   AHHH! such wisdom and she was only four people!  And already learning that hard-work takes perseverance if it is going to bear fruit…

Yes, I continued this for a few days…and now that I remembered my acting debut I think I may replay it tomorrow for any wisdom training I need to deliver.

And while not the typical response to why a farmer is proud to be involved with agriculture it is my answer today..along with providing jobs for our family, and employees, and the people at the co-op and the crop insurances adjusters and the bankers, and the water inspectors, and the meat inspectors, and cowboys….and so many other people….OH and I am proud to grow the wheat that I eat…it is milled in the local town…one of the few independent mills in country… click the name to learn more about the company STAFFORD COUNTY FLOUR MILLS  Hudson cream flour…I guess I finally have an idea of how I will celebrate  National Agriculture Day!

Giving a $25 dollar gift certificate to the Flour Mill …then you can tell me what you think of my wheat…leave a comment about your Favorite Farmer or Rancher or just your favorite Agriculture product…. and I will select one winner at the end of  National Agriculture Week!  And now I am getting greedy…please like my facebook page while you are at it…pretty please?

I suppose I could mail a few of you a dozen cookies…I guess that is legal on the internet…if you where my neighbor I would force you to eat them….so why not….three other winners will get a dozen cookies mailed to your home! Made from wheat grown &  milled here in Central Kansas!

P.S. the odds of winning are GREAT since you and my sister in Paris are about the only people who read this blog..and that person from Thailand…and that other person from Russia…hmmm maybe a few more of you are out there than I realize…Maybe I will be sending cookies and flour further than my hometown after all?

Thanks for participating. Comments are still open for your favorite agriculture thoughts…but closed to the giveaway.

The winners are announced on top!

Comments

  1. My favorite farmer has to be my husband, Randy. My favorite ag product is wheat. My favorite flour is Hudson Cream Flour, the only flour to use for baking. I am spending National Ag Day working baby calves with my hubby. As I wrote on my blog today, we are having our own kind of parade. I just hope the participants stay on the parade route. Happy Ag Day to you and yours, Amber! I agree with you. You are raising the best crop of all on the farm – your beautiful girls! (You have a reader across the county. I will endeavor to do better at commenting. :-) I love the photo with the yellow galoshes in the wheat field.

    • Thank you Kim..I enjoyed your post…and a little later I learned that the theme of National Ag Day is Generation Nursing Generation…or something like that :)

  2. Krystal Kuykendall says:

    Well, after reading your blog I will have to say my favorite Ag product is…. COOKIES !! :) As far as Farmers go y’all are the only one I know so you get my vote, maybe my parents are considers ranchers but I dont thinks so, But the do produce the oppurtunity to share there love of horses and the Lord, so maybe they are. I do find it very unique and would love to see the wheat that I (with the Lords Help) grew and harvested go to the mill and come back to me as the flour I used in my baking and cooking. Pictures are wonderful, Pip is very photogenic, but that also could be over exposure to mamma camera. haha :)

  3. The farmers shared a quote they heard on Agri Talk yesterday… “every day is Ag day here in the heartland. National Agriculture day is just for the rest of the country.” I asked if they got to take the day off in honor of Ag Day. HA. :) I used to think flour was just flour, WalMart brand or Hudson didn’t matter. I am a convert now though, only Hudson flour for us. :)

    • That explains why I was the only one of the Farm to know it was Ag Day…they were probably confused that I did not remember everyday :)

  4. My favorite farmer is the hubby! Wheat is awesome and of course I like flour because I like to cook! Love your blog! Have a great day!
    Glad we can all blog about ag, and life!
    Julie

  5. My favorite Ag product would have to be our kids who learn soooo much growing up on a farm. 😉
    Have a fabulous day!

  6. I’m excited to be one of the winners. Thanks, Amber!!

  7. Love the post!

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