When : Always October 12th
Old Farmers Day honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history. Early American culture was heavily a farming culture. Early settlers cleared fields and pristine woods, to farm the rich land. They brought seeds and farming methods with them. They found new seeds, and learned new methods along the way. Many of those new farming methods came from Native Americans, who were already farming the land.
The month of October is a very appropriate month to celebrate and honor farmers. At this time, the harvest is largely complete. It means that farmers can take a break from their labors, to enjoy this celebration.
A farmers’ work is long and hard. It certainly doesn’t make a person rich. It has its good years, and its bad ones. There is no guarantee of a good crop. Weather, pests, and disease problems often prove disastrous. But, through it all, farmers have persevered. And, their ceaseless hard work sets an example for all.
In honor of farmers and farming I made the following card.
Here’s what to do:
1) Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Real Red Card Stock and score it at 4-1/4″.
2) Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ and a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock.
3) Cut a 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Soft Suede Card Stock.
4) On the smaller piece of Very Vanilla stamp the barn image from the Stampin’ Up! Farm Life Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink. On the bottom half stamp the wheat image in Old Olive Ink.
5) On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla stamp the farm animals from the same set.
6) With Stampin’ Up! Pastels color in both images.
8) Out of another piece of Soft Suede punch a Large Oval using the hand held punch.
9) Layer the card as shown wrapping a piece of Real Red or Red Gingham Ribbon around card and adhering the animal image with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.
As Americans, we tip our hats to all farmers for their contributions to American culture, values,society, and the economy.
Here is a poem my father taught me when I waas four and I still remmeber every word of it. I thought it fit in with todays farmer theme.
Happy Old Farmers Day!
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PAPER: Real Red Card Stock (102482). Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318)
INK: Basic Black (101179), Old Olive (102277)
FRILLIES: Red Gingham Ribbon (104827) retires, Stampin’ Up! Pastels (120962)
TOOLS: Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Dimensionals (104430)