Friday, April 22, 2011
Farmer Fridays - We are truly blessed
As we celebrated Earth Day today, I was reminded that truly every day for a farmer is earth day. As farmers, we are true stewards of the land and it is our job to make sure it is around for future generations. Additionally as livestock producers, our family's other top priority in addition to taking care of the land is the care of our livestock as they are our family's livelihood.
"Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees."
As farmers we are also constantly reminded that God is in control of our lives. Farming requires a lot of faith as we are at the mercy of the weather in order to raise our crops. As we approach the end of April, The Farmer and his dad are starting to get quite antsy. The rainy weather we have been experiencing the last few weeks have kept them out of the fields and planting season has yet to begin. This is just another reminder that we must have faith and patience as God is in charge and what a great day today was to reflect on this.
"There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."