Thursday, September 18, 2008
I don't have any pictures of us sowing wheat. I have photos of harvests, planting millet, sunsets, tractors, rainbows, but none of us sowing wheat. Maybe this year will be the year I get some... I think I'll wait until they're closer to the farm before I do that. I think the above picture is the field Luke is on today.
Luke started on I think the 5th quarter this morning (don't quote me on that I'm probably wrong), this is 3 days in. They'll be sowing for another week at least. It's crazy to think those tiny berries planted into the ground will sprout quickly, spend the winter under snow and wind, and in the spring we'll have fields of emerald green again.
It amazes me to think of that one seed will produce a plant that will produce so many more seeds, and together they fill semi's and giant grain elevators. The trains take it east and there's enough to feed a country with surplus...
It's long hours, hard work, dusty, hot, cold, worry about weather and storms, but in the end there's something to be terribly proud of. I have watched them work so hard, putting themselves into the crop they grow, and at the end of the day I have to say, I'm fiercely proud that I married a farmer.
Luke 8:8 NIV
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."