Trifextra Week Fifty-One: The Farm

“I want to be a farmer like you daddy!” his boy hollered from the tractor at the edge of the parched cotton field.  If this drought continued,  he’d have to sell the farm.


Trifextra: Choose one of the pictures below and give us a 33-word response to it.  Responses judged by the community this weekend.

Read the other submissions…and vote this weekend.


25 thoughts on “Trifextra Week Fifty-One: The Farm

  1. Sandra says:

    There’s not much money to be made from it at the best of times… nice one.

  2. joetwo says:

    Heart breaking. Well written.

  3. jwilliams057 says:

    Farming, such a hard life.

  4. Aw, poor kid 😦 Hope he doesn’t lose his family’s farm. Great story

  5. steph says:

    Covered a lot of ground (pun intended) in 33 words. Sad because it’s so real.

  6. Patti says:

    Sad, but I bet his son will look up to him no matter what happens.

  7. Fathers and sons. The life we wish for our children meets head on with the economic reality that, too often, is farming today. THis poem works on an amazing variety of levels. Very moving.

  8. deanabo says:

    Sad story. Beautiful hope from the son!

  9. jannatwrites says:

    Great that the son wants to be like dad, but it’s awful that the farm might not be there for him when he’s grown.

  10. Rachael says:

    Hoping for rain for these two!

  11. yerpirate says:

    That to me sums it up -so many people romantisise – and the farmer leading a great life is an example of that well done

  12. Misky says:

    From the looks of that tractor, I think drought is the least of their worries.

  13. muZer says:

    Heart-breaking! So wonderfully put in 33 words. Great take on the prompt.

  14. Draug419 says:

    This is so sad ):

  15. Kelly says:

    Nice! The last line sums it up.

  16. farming life is always tough!

  17. cshowers says:

    So sad, and so very true for many farmers. It is truly a difficult life. Many blessings!


  18. atrm61 says:

    This really made me sad-I hope the drought ends soon & they see better days!In India,where still 70% of the population subsists on agriculture & depends on nature for irrigation,its a tough life -suicides by farmers are increasing alarmingly..

  19. zennjennc says:

    Thank you all for your comments. I was not only inspired by the photo, but the continuing drought we face here in Texas and many of the news stories we here about it, many of farmers facing this same situation.

  20. anjum wasim dar says:

    Hope springs eternal in the human breast’ the boy sees a bright future…

  21. Better to have sold the farm than to have bought the farm.

  22. Tessa says:

    Sad story, but there is always hope.

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