A Farmer’s PrioritiesPosted: October 16, 2012
It was a good sign this past Friday when I turned the corner and saw this on my way home from work. This meant the weather was finally cooperating and the guys were out harvesting the soybeans.
On Saturday, they were working further down the road and were on a roll…except they weren’t supposed to be farming. One of Farmer D’s cousins was getting married and I was supposed to meet D at the church.
Luckily he called me before I got there to let me know what was going on and that they weren’t going to stop. As for the cousin about to say, “I do,” Farmer D said he “would have to understand.”
Whether right or wrong, and whether you farm plants or animals, with farming, that’s the way it is. When the crops (or animals) need tending, you go out and do it…even if it means missing a school play, a planned dinner, or a relative’s wedding.
That’s why Farmer D and I got married in January.
That’s the only month I knew he’d be free.