Monday, August 31, 2009

~ The Heart of a Farmer ~

A farmer must have a very special heart. A nurturing and patient heart, I think.
You have to have faith,hope and endurance to plant a tiny seed, in the soil of the great, big  Earth.
Then after planting that tiny seed, there are literally hundreds of things that CAN happen to prevent it from sprouting. That's where patience comes in.
  Once it sprouts, the tiny seedling is vulnerable to   more dangers as a tender little plant.
Once established the farmer watches (daily,if it's me) to see how the tiny plant is weathering the dangers.
The farmer  endures the growing,blooming and producing fruit stages and then manages to reap the harvest and do it all over again!
My hat is off to the   Farmer!!
And even more so to the ORGANIC FARMER!!!!!! (No poison in his arsenal to combat the ills that threaten his crop.)

You may think I am understanding these things because I am  a farmer like this~~~~

You'd be wrong!!!!
Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: .....

Rabbits ate my corn.......................................Armadillos rooted up all my freshly planted rows....
Worms totally destroyed my Morning Glory Vine and my sunflowers-IN ONE DAY!!!!!!
No- I do not have the heart of a farmer- I was sooo angry!!!
I searched for this worm and took great joy in delivering him to my chickens!!!
In fact, I did it so fast I didn't even THINK about taking a picture of the nasty thing! 
I'm gonna really expose myself here- I was so upset- I really had to work at not crying!!!
I was just devastated!!!
I have put so much work- willingly- but work just the same, into this tiny effort. 
I just walked and kept my quivering lip from letting go of nasty words about all the critters that I was mad at!!!
Every bed I stopped at had some type of destruction but when I got to the Morning Glory Vine that was it!!!!
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Jon 4:5 ¶ So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 
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After a proper time of "mad" I got the camera.
I don't know how else to deal with my gardening blunders!!!!
I DO NOT have the heart of a farmer-but of a rebel I think!


Queen of Dreamsz said...

Dear Autumn,

It's difficult to bring to harvest a crop in any area but the area of the US that you live in presents an abundance of miseries due to the warm moist climate you have most of the year. I know...I lived in it too. :0) Of course, here in the mountains there are the same challenges...I know now that I'll have to build a house covered with hardware cloth to EVER bring anything to harvest here....when you live on the edge of the woods the critters are always going to harvest way before it's time!

It's mind blowing to imagine how mankind has produced gardens for their families through the was hard work from sun rise to sunset....kind of reminds me of how the birds are on a constant journey of the next morsel of food.

God provides....but it's certainly not always easy or the way that we wish for.... It's all part of the journey...I know that you see that in the end it's all part of the food chain of nature...sadly, it can mean WE get left out of it! :o)

Love and Hugs,

Beverly said...

Oh my, Autumn....perhaps our tears will help to make the gardens more obliging!! You do have the heart of a farmer...your honesty proves that!! Thank God for all the good that outweighs the bad, right?

Keep smiling!!

Love ya!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Autumn,

Thanks for dropping by this evening..I needed the *hug* of words..thanks..I forget that I'm not really own a time schedule...other than my blasted mind being way ahead of the speed of my body moving..:0)

Thanks so much,