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Watching History Pass You By

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I am in total disbelief with myself. And I am not being overly dramatic. This whole summer I had not thought about blogging about the drought.

You might not know but the events of the harvest of 2009 made it crystal clear to me why blogging is so important to farmers. It is the written proof of our History Passing you byfarm heritage we pass on to future generations.

I could use the excuse that my blog and farm website were being professionally joined and had been under construction all summer.

But in reality, it never even occurred to me to write about the drought. (I still can’t believe it.) All summer long, I read articles, others blogs, cursed the radar. What is even sadder is that my family was interviewed for articles in magazines and farm news TV shows!

About what?


Come on! What was I thinking?   Obviously I wasn’t. I might as well be stripped of my blogger badge.

I was literally watching history pass me by and didn’t even know it. The stark meaning of can’t see the forest for the trees. I was living it; but didn’t see it. Thinking back to 2009, I don’t think at the time I realized how important that year would be either ’til later.

Luckily, I take lots of pictures. I do have photo documentation covering the drought events. Now all I have to do is go back, post the pictures and write while it is still fresh in my memory.

Please learn from my tremendous blogging FAIL.

Even if you are busy, even if it doesn’t seem important, even if you don’t think anyone will notice…


You will only regret it if you don’t write it down. Don’t let history pass you by.


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