On Christmas morning everone has a special treat



Molasses
Dry hay straw
Salt blocks
Dried corn cobs
Dried oats and wheat berries
Dried clover
Suet Seeds
Preserved fruits and berries
Cream

My grandfathers, both farmers with ties to the land the natural world of critters, revered above all: family, their livelihoods and the animals that made everything possible.

I remember a Christmas when I first learned the extent to which this bond was revered. That Christmas day began like most days on a farm,...


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