Thursday, April 25, 2019
Yes, it is another rainy April day in SWIN. This keeps pushing back progress towards #plant19. I guess it now feels like we are past any opportunity to plant ‘early’, but it does not feel ‘late’ yet. So, we patiently wait (what else is there to do?). At the present time, we are planning no significant changes to the plan for spring fertilizing/spraying/planting work. We are hopeful and optimistic (without that you couldn’t be a farmer) that we will be making progress in the fields soon.
So, I’ll put up a few pictures of our alternative activities during this delay.
So, our patience is being tested. We must balance our desire to plant as early as possible with doing the work in an excellent manner. We don’t want merely to get our spring work “over with”, but we want to plant the valuable seeds in such a way as to maximize their opportunity to grow with success. It’s a balancing act, requiring some experience and judgment. It’s a blending of the ideas in Ecclesiastes 11:4 and James 5:7. We must be patient and wait for favorable soil conditions, and at the same time, we must not be fearful of the weather predictions. We may not find perfect conditions on every acre, but we balance the urgency of early planting with the accuracy required for the soil to produce its best.
Have a good weekend.