On the farm Thanksgiving usually signals the end of the growing season here in the Northeast.  It is also a great reminder of how quickly the seasons and the years do go on the farm and in life.  Take this Thanksgiving to enjoy the company of family and loved ones that you might not get to appreciate as much as you would like to, going thru the daily grind of life. 

Sitting around the dinner table and taking a few moments to share with your family what you are thankful for this year has been a tradition my mother started back when I was young and didn’t know any better.  Back then I just believed it to be some corny, annoying ‘chore’ that my mom was constantly making us kids do.  Years and decades have passed and I see the value that this exercise has taught me.  Little things like this that might not have seemed so significant or important when I was younger have actually shaped the man, son, sibling, husband, and father I am today.

So while you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table enjoying food and drink with your family and friends take a little time out to say thank you for all your blessings and to all those important people in your life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS: Be sure to reserve your Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys for 2016.  Preorders will go on sale in April 2016.