Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It’s all about timing.

Well, it’s harvest time! That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s raining. Oh, wait… isn’t that the good news? Since we’ve have had almost no rain over the last nine months, rain is good, right? Right? I don’t know about you, but I’m confused. ;)

Truth is, this is really not what you want your window to look like when you’re looking at defoliated cotton – cotton ready to be picked.

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Because then you also see this:

rain 009These bolls are not so pretty anymore.

The rain affects cotton quality. And with too much rain, there is wait time for it to dry out before harvest. And there’s wind, which is a whole other issue.

We love to see the barn “parking lot” look like this, but the timing is not always ours.

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That’s the way farming goes. We think we need rain; we might not get it. We want it to be dry; we get rain. The thing is that God’s timing is right, and we have to trust that. The end.

2 comments:

jmluckie said...

Hang tuff.It will work out.There's dry weather on the way.

AA said...

Oh no!! What a bummer...has it dried up yet? (Im a bit behind on blogs with this studying) Hope you are surviving nights ok!