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Monday, November 15, 2010

I am a Canadian Farmer

I realized I haven't posted in a while...here's something to read for my fellow Canadians (and American friends, too) It was printed on a calendar a few years ago:



I am a Canadian Farmer

I am not Old MacDonald or a factory farmer,

And I don't wear coveralls and rubber boots all the time.

I use a computer, a tractor and a shovel on any given day.

And if they farm, I probably do know John and Liz and Wayne from Guelph,
And they are really nice people.

I have a kitchen table, not a boardroom table.

I am an active environmentalist.

I can proudly stamp my flag on food shipped around the world.

I believe in producing safe food.

And more of it on less land.

The best in the world.

If you ate today, thank me.

I am a Canadian farmer.



4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Julie. I eat several times a day ... most of it local to me. That only serves, in my mind, to strengthen and prove your role in your community.

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  2. Thanks Julie.
    You are my favourite Canadian Farmer!

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  3. Thank you, both of you, for your appreciation ;) !!

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  4. Just found you courtesy of Losing Our Shirts blog and am looking forward to more postings. I am an armchair farmer who didn't know enough about mushrooms...please keep the information going.

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