Every day I spend on the farm, I’m amazed at how versatile my Father-in-law must be. More than a farmer, he’s the mechanic when a tractor or one of the many machines he uses for agricultural development breaks down. He’s an excavator and plumber when waterlines break. The veterinarian when a sick animal is found, even performing emergency surgeries. A welder, carpenter…butcher, baker, candlestick maker…a literal jack-of-all-trades. The hat he wears today will depend on the ever-changing needs of the farm. It’s a make-due-or-do-without kind of mentality. Which I have to tell you, I’m grateful he passed onto his son (my husband). Oh the money we have saved because of his willingness to fix things, even if he initially doesn’t know how to, he just takes it apart until he does. I wish every woman could have a “rancher’s son”, they’re like the Swiss army knife you should carry in your purse, but sorry girls, this one is mine.
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