Dear Farmer John,
I know today didn't go as planned. We didn't get all the hay in that we wanted to. Equipment broke and we lost some of the hay crew. But, through it all I was thinking of what I wanted to tell you.
Thank you for working so hard for our farm.
Thank you for fixing the shear pins every time they break. Thank you for unclogging the baler. Thank you for running the baler when half the crew needed a break.
Thank you for having a smile on your face, even when you were hot and tired.
Thank you for knowing when it was time to call it quits.
Thank you for having faith in me to stack and load hay bales. Thank you (and all the guys) for being impressed that I could do it. Thank you for calling me "a strapping Norwegian farm girl" at the end of the day. Thank you for letting me shower first.
Thank you for going to town to get more supplies - including a frozen pizza.
Mostly, thank you for having the strength to do it all again tomorrow.
Love, your Norwegian farm girl