(Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)

September was National Suicide Awareness month and October is Emotional Awareness Month, and I’ve heard and seen ads and videos for checking up on your friends and family. Farmers and ranchers especially during these trying times.

Growing up in the 80s and 90s we had our fair share of hardships. Farm life was tough then. Tragedy had its way of sneaking into our lives back then and even more so now. It’s hard to be in agriculture right now with the drought stress to crops, astronomical input prices and inflation. It made me reminisce about my short time on this earth and how we’ve all adapted and changed.

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