Each minute of our life is a lesson but most of us fail to read it. I thought I would just add my daily lessons & the lessons that I learned by seeing the people around here. So it may be useful for you and as memories for me.
The below words are taken from a painting I have seen in an art gallery in Montgomery, Alabama. They are heart touching.
I was born to be a Farmer. It is what I know …and what I love. Up before the crack of dawn with a morning ritual that includes a strong cup of Joe, a quick glance at the weather and always a check on the market,because….I was born to be a Farmer.
Its overlooking the beauty..of earth and smell of freshly tilled soil.entrusted to the vastness of what we call a field. Its watching and waiting to see all of those millions of little seeds start to sprout through the ground in rows as straight as a ruler,bringing great satisfaction,because…….I was born to be a Farmer.
Its having great faith..as the storm comes in knowing that the green,tender plants could be wiped out in a matter of seconds or when the rain simply doesn’t come and watching the plants wither until at the last minute of almost losing hope,a rain cloud comes.And the sky opens right at that moment with just enough to get little relief and renewed faith,because……I was born to be a Farmer.
Its keeping up.. with technology,realizing that it’s a sure necessity.but always looking back with the fondest of memories and great admiration of how dad and grandpa did the things because..I was born to be a Farmer.
Its a partnership…a working partnership with the good lord almighty.without him,it couldn’t be done.It’s is His divine guidance that gets me through each season from planting to the harvest.Through the storms and the drought, the highs and the lows.some say it’s a gamble,but to me it’s a way of life,because..I was born to be a Farmer.
I believe in the farmer, I believe in farm life, I believe in the inspiration of the open country.
I am proud to be a farmer, and I will try earnestly to be worthy of the name.
Please feel free to share your story and any lessons you learned, you experienced, you came across in your life in the comments below.