Trying to beat the rain, obstacles and how to address the situation positively, even when it's hard..
Many farmers, are in full throttle trying to beat the rain expected this week. Two days of sunshine means two days of hardwork in the fields.
In farming there are many challenges/obstacles each day, just like any other job, or life in general.
Today on Lively H, that obstacle was a rock..
A few choice words ****
And..Just like that a good day can turn bad
With just 300 acres left of soybeans to plant and the weather forecast not looking promising to get in the field the rest of the week, one planter down.
Have you ever just had a really good day and then boom something goes wrong?
How was your attitude or outlook?
I am the worlds worst about being negative when things go wrong, rather than looking at the positive
Life lesson- when obstacles do get in the way no matter what the case is, do not let them bring you down, try and make the best of the situation
PLANTER VS ROCK
Lets think about the positive today rather than that rock:
1. We were able to get into the fields, many farmers in places such as Oklahoma aren't able to get in, and won't be able to for awhile because of all the rain and storms they have received. The damage on the crops already planted and the crops still not put into the ground is unbelievable and sad. Knowing their crops are struggling and the investment and time they put into their farm each day. Being cooped up in the house knowing they cannot change the weather, I don't know about y'all but I know first hand its hard enough to try and get my papa to stay inside just on a day off because he always feels like something needs to be done on farm.
Farmers are one big family and when a big group struggles the rest feel it. Pray for those affected by all the rain and their farms, and comfort in dealing with the obstacles they cannot change.
2. Its fixable and No one was hurt- although money doesn't grow on trees ( I wish it did), the planter is fixable and the damage could have been worse.
3. The timing- I know any farmer would agree, things always seem to break when your busy, busy busy, but luckily this year Lively H Farms is ahead of schedule (papa would say no, because there is always something to do and he never feels caught up) but only have 300 acres left to plant, the timing was better than the beginning on planting season.
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.