“From dawn to dusk, it takes us all”
As the sun was setting on Tuesday night, I found my husband in the tractor working a field with the harrow. He had put in a long day already delivering seed, checking with farmers and answering the phone, but took over in the tractor so that Gpa could do chores. That is what you do when you are a farming family. You help out when and where you can no matter if you already put in a day’s work.
Family is many things, but the one thing that is important in dependability. You have to depend on one another and therefore be dependable. Just like we can depend on Gpa coming every day to check the cows and check in with us, he can depend on us to be available to lend a hand or a strong back. Even when it is hot and humid in the middle of July and Gpa wants to pick up hay, we will be there to help. (Family is allowed to grumble on days like that!)
With planting season finally here, we will depend on each other even more. For it will take all of us, Gpa, Gma, Seth, me, the Hired Man and the kids to get it done. So, as you see farmers in the fields this spring and summer, please remember that there is a whole family behind them helping to get the work done. From dawn to dusk, it take us all.
Blessing to you and to everyone for a safe planting season,
Laurie – Country Link