Flashlight farmer: one who has a full time job off the farm.
Some people call them part-time farmers but absolutely nothing about agriculture is part time.
So thank you to the flashlight farmers.
The ones who get up each morning, complete the chores in mud boots only to change into dress shoes to continue their day.
The ones who come home at night and check their livestock and crops via flashlight, headlight or moonlight.
The ones who take sick leave for the children and cows, and vacation time for harvest.
The ones that put the meaning, the passion, the life in small farmers.
Flashlight farmers, the ones I thank for National Thank A Farmer Week.