The view this month is not as long as when I can see much farther and much clearer.

The state of our country is in turmoil — the pandemic and social injustices and not being able to live our lives the same as we did four months ago. I am not going to tell anyone what to do or how to do it. I think we are all smart enough to do what we think is the right thing.

Be a strong American and help your neighbors and family and give back more than we take. Our farm keeps us plenty busy and makes our lives very fulfilled we would like to see friends and family more but that will come with time.

I can remember when I was in college and the Dow Jones broke 1,000. We thought that was amazing. Since then we all know where it is now.

But in 1965 I had more money to spend than I do now. My gas was 25 cents a gallon. We bought a brand new car and the cost was $3,200 and interest was $400 so the payments were $400 a month for 36 months.

So I think everything has gone up so much we all lose sight of how much we need and how much we want. And there is a huge difference in what we need and what we want — good food, good family, and friends are some of the things that make a great and fulfilling life.

I am going outside now and cut some hay to make our animals comfy and feed for next winter. Remember do the right thing and love your neighbor’s friends and family.

Thanks for reading.

Paul Trowbridge


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