Needless to say, Grandpa was a character. He always had a story or a joke to tell and he most generally wore bib overalls. Maybe that's where I get it from! Grandpa loved his horses and spent a lot of time in the barn working with them. He raised Percheron draft horses. If I recall, at one time he had about 20 of them here at the farm. With the horses, there was also the waste - you know - the manure. This is one of the reasons our soil is so rich here at Bountiful Blessings Farm as we continue to make soil health a priority.
As I posted in a recent blog "Why do I Farm?", I love farming the ground my ancestors farmed years ago. This brings me thoughts of watching and learning from Grandpa Burton. There isn't to many days that go by without me thinking of one of his sayings or how he did something. I loved his laugh and his stories. Farming generates many stories and I hope as I continue to farm, the stories I make grow in the hearts of my grandchildren, to be past along to yet another generation. How much fun is that!!!
We are so glad to share our stories with our family, friends and neighbors that stop at the farm stand. Stop by this season and look us up. We are so happy to share with you and so happy you stop by to see us. Have a blessed day!
This is a picture from the 1960's of my grandpa and I at the Northern Illinois Steam Power Show in Sycamore, IL