Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday 2010!

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height 

    My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight 

    For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. 
    I love thee to the level of everyday's 
    Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. 
    I love thee freely, as men might strive for Right; 
    I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. 
    I love thee with the passion put to use 
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. 
    I love thee with a love I seemed to lose 
    With my lost saints,–I love thee with the breath, 
    Smiles, tears, of all my life!–and, if God choose, 
    I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
        from Sonnets from the Portuguese

GriggsDakota-The End of the Rainbow for Farmer Fred.
Happy Birthday from all of us here.


  1. Happy Birthday Dad! Enjoy your day. Love, Katie, Nathan, Hunter, Elizabeth & a South Dakota campground with Wi-Fi!

  2. Happy birthday from Memphis Katie's dad!

  3. Happy birthday from Tim on the seat of an ATV checking cows in MN. Hope its a good one!

  4. Happy Birthday Freddie!! Enjoy...Love- Rennae & "boys"

  5. Happy birthday to Katie's Dad!!!
    kisses and love from Indiana

  6. Happy Birthday from Kansas to Katie's dad!

  7. Dad we love you!! Happy birthday! See you soon.

  8. Happy Birthday Farmer Fred! Don't know you well, but I know God must have made you to fulfill a wonderful purpose in life- raising an amazing daughter, Kirsti! Kirsti has been such a blessing to our family and our daughters (ages 3 and 1) by providing tender care as one of our babysitters. They adore "Miss Kirsti" (my roots are southern, so that's how my children address grownups :) It is obvious from her kind, calm presence and her faith that shines through in all that she does that she has been "raised right". On this day, as you celebrate this past year and focus on the hopes for years to come, I want you to know how much your good works in life, especially as a father, have positively affected so many! Through Kirsti (and my new Facebook friend, Katie), you and Mrs. Farmer Fred have been such a blessing! Enjoy your special day!
    Sarah Wilson, Jamestown :)

  9. Happy Birthday Fred. All the best in the coming year.
    Your friend,

    Les Kahl

  10. Happy Birthday from Missouri

  11. Thank you all for the kind words and wishes. After our little rain event, we were back to swathing barley today. Feels like the Super Bowl!

    Farmer Fred