Farming can certainly feel overwhelming at times. I don't know how many times I have been out doing chores and all I can see are the 9,000 tasks that still need to be done. There is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. So we focus on the "must do" tasks and the rest fall into the "when I have free time" bucket.
Since Jordan and I both work full-time jobs, our schedules are filled to the brim. We occasionally have a day where the stars align and neither of us have any obligations. I love those days. It allows us to catch up, plan, brainstorm, and tackle some of those lingering projects. It also allows us to just enjoy our farm together.
Trying to manage the farm and all the responsibilities that come with it, can be exhausting. Being able to take time to level set on our goals is so important. It also gives us time to discuss how to tackle challenges that we are facing. No matter how many we face on our farm, we try our best to keep a positive outlook. When Madeline went back into standing heat, it was definitely disappointing. It would have been great if she was just bred back and we didn't have to AI her again. But as we know, farm life rarely goes as planned.
I firmly believe that part of what makes a great farmer, is learning how to move forward and adjust your plans when things don't go as expected. Otherwise you will drown in your frustrations. Take everything one step at a time. One day at a time.
Even though farming is a lot of work, I wouldn't trade it for anything. The sleepless nights, the countless decisions, the ever changing plans. Despite it all, I would still choose this life. I love our farm and I love witnessing the beauty of God's creation.
To be a farmer is not so easy, but it's a blessing in disguise, farmers don't see the pollution, they watch a beautiful sunrise. Dawn in the big city is so noisy, horns drown out your every word, the farmer's morning is splendid, he hears a cricket, frog and bird. A city night sky fills with neon, as people flock to darkened bars, the farmer thanks his God above, for the planets, moon and stars.
How can I pray for you this week?
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