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CJ 1 Farming


Farming blog post 1

I come from a family which is really big into farming. It is a family business my dad, brother, and grandpa all work for this farm. I know farming is not always good for the environment but it also is good for it at the same time. Everything has it’s pros and cons. Farming is good for the environment because it is a huge part of peoples life. It supplies a lot of ingredients people eat everyday. Growing up I would spend so much time out at the farm. That was a lot of my outdoor activities I did was out at the farm. I always remember going out to the farm to go for combine rides with my dad, or going out there and I would pick up the seeds I would see were left behind and put them in a bucket. One time we went out to the far and the men were trying to combine but it just rained and it was to wet out the combine got so stuck. While all the men were trying to get it unstuck I went a took a picture on it. I love going out to the farm. Farming is a big part of my environment. A lot of my childhood memories are out at the farm. My mom is a stay home mom and so we would always go out to the farm and see my dad. The reading I would connect this too would be Creative Journals by William F. Hammond. I was having a hard time coming up with a topic just because I wouldn’t count myself as a very creative person. After reading Hammonds journal ideas I was able to come up with this idea and quiet easy just because this is a huge part of my families life.


1 thought on “CJ 1 Farming”

  1. Hi Kaitlyn, I really enjoyed this post. It really went in depth about your childhood and gave me a really good idea about what kind of environment you grew up in and what it means to you. This really resonates with me because I grew up in a small farming community so I feel like I can relate to this on a personal level. All my friends and their families are farmers and I basically grew up helping them all out. We were no strangers to people telling us that farmers contribute to harming the environment, but we always responded with “farmers feed the world”. I definitely agree that it has its pros and cons, I felt that that statement was accurate and awesome for you to acknowledge as someone who grew up on a farm. Often I have noticed people tend to deny that there are any cons at all. However, I would like to hear more about what exactly are the pros and cons exactly. What are the arguments for and against farming? Do the benefits outweigh the negatives? Lastly, I would also like to comment on your visual project which I thought was very well done and gives a small glance into the lives of farmers. It was simple and means a lot to you which are both characteristics of a great visual journal. Thanks for sharing!


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