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Farmer Boy turns 60

Thoughtful Farmer Gaze

On Monday, Rod McKay turned 60. Rod started Willowtree Farms at 19 years old, but his love for farming and riding a tractor started as a young boy in Pickering. After 41 years working on Willowtree Farms, Rod has created a successful family farm with both of his sons returning home after university to work alongside him. Rod is still very active and is always seen working his land, picking with the boys, and putting in the long hours it takes to make a farm run smoothly. Apart his white hair and bionic farmer hip you would never guess that Rod would be 60 years old. Except that he is the wisest guy I know. Rod rarely takes time to relax or get together with his friends and neighbors, but on Sunday we had a party to celebrate his birthday. Many neighbors and friends came out to wish him a Happy Birthday. I think most of Utica, Epsom and surrounding area were at Willowtree for the party. It was great to see all his friends and hear some funny stories.  It was a fun party full of great friends, food and music.