Thank you to everyone who has been following the 2014 Farmer Fred Awards. I sincerely appreciate the kind words and encouragement to continue the blog.
I must be honest enough to tell you that it is more difficult than it was in the beginning. GriggsDakota has a special place in my heart. We are approaching 1500 posts from GriggsDakota. That is a lot of words and pictures. Since taking over the blog in August of 2009, many things have changed and much has stayed the same. It has been my privilege to tell the story.
The posts are like my children and grandchildren in that I love them all. I try not to share what I would not be interested to read myself. You, as readers, judge the success with views, likes, comments, and shares. I am comfortable to leave it at that. When taking photos, I look for things that interest me and angles that are new. I strive each day to make the story as true as it can be. Sometimes, you must put up with my opinions, but I am not out to change the world. I have found my place here and know contentment. As we strive to make the farm the best it can become, we find fulfillment.
Farming is important work. We want everyone to have access to healthy nourishment. Let work on the farm and life on the farm continue in GriggsDakota.