Facebook challenge gives a nod to farming families

Opinion

With the nonsense and negativity on the internet lately (don’t even get me started on the Momo challenge), I felt the need to give a nod to whomever created one of the latest Facebook challenges I’m seeing flood my feed. You may have seen it; it’s being dubbed “the 10-day farming family challenge.”

This challenge, like many others out there, asks a person to post 10 photos of what a day in life on a farm looks like. You post it without any explanation, and for each day you also nominate a person to follow suit.

“That’s 10 days, 10 farming photos, 10 nominations and 0 explanations,” the blurb says.

I’ve seen everything from 10 pictures of the same cattle herd each day, to the cutest pictures of kids helping out their mom or dad with chores (special shout out to Mitch and Karlie Hnidey for letting me use their son Hudson for this stories’ cover photo), to a full on mini photo documentary of what life is like on the farm.

Challenges like these make me appreciate and love how big the farming family really is. Photos get endless likes, but some – mainly the throwback photos – ignite memories from the past.

“First ever 4-H steer,” writes one friend on his son’s photo which shows a small kid, eight years old at the time the photo was taken, and one large and in charge steer. Another lady replies, “Oh I remember this,” while others admire the beefiness of the animal.

Although some challenges can be downright hilarious (click here for the baby cheese challenge), and others just straight annoying and dangerous (click here for cinnamon challenge), some can be quite heart warming like this one, and I hope there are more like this in the future.

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