1. How to appreciate good, wholesome food. That they know what a balanced meal looks like. Fruits, veggies, good meats, milk. Sweets in moderation.
2. How to cook. From scratch. That they will leave my house knowing what to do with a chuck roast. Or a sack of flour. Or a packet of yeast.
3. What our livestock mean. That they might understand not only the purpose for the livestock we raise but that through caring for them and giving them a comfortable life, they'd gain a real appreciation and gratitude for the lives of those animals.
4. That they were created with purpose, on purpose and for a purpose, by a God who knows every hair on their heads. And my prayer is that they might each discover that purpose.
5. That they might always know the value of working together to accomplish a common goal. Like, say, unloading a rack of hay. And that in the right profession, work can be both personally fulfilling and a service to their world.
Five Things: The Series
- Day 1: Five Things About Five Things
- Day 2: Five Things I Loved About Growing Up on a Farm
- Day 3: Five Things Our Farm Boy Said
- Day 4: Five Things an Honest Farmwife Admits
- Day 5: Five Things I'm Reading Now
- Day 6: Five Things I've Learned as an Ag Journalist
- Day 7: Five Tips for Better Photographs
- Day 8: Five Things I Didn't Know When I Married a Farmer
- Day 9: Five Things I Like on My Desk
- Day 11: Five Farm Blogs I Love
- Day 12: Five Things I've Learned About Grief
- Day 13: Five Misleading Food Labels
- Day 14: Five Things to Love About 4-H
- Day 15: Five Things About Jenna
- Day 16: Five Ways to Jazz Up a Field Lunch
- Day 18: Five Places I'm Glad I've Been
- Day 19: Five Things Parents Do in the Back of 4-H Meetings
- Day 20: Five Things Farmers Said
- Day 21: Five Chapters
- Day 22: Five Things We've Learned from our Mothers-In-Law
- Day 24: Five Favorite Verses from the Bible
- Day 25: Five Things Farmers Need to Know about Consumers
- Day 26: Five Things about GMOs