This weeks share
The news of the week.
Sunday, June 30 around 12:30 we received 3.7 inches of rain in one hour.
It was a sight to see.
And then Monday was .5 inch more.
Rain. Rain. Rain.
For a total 13.5 inches in the last 30 days.
We are all a getting a little beat down and discouraged. It's hard to watch the crops that you have cared for and nurtured get damaged so harshly.
Today wagon load after wagon load of rotten melons were carted out of the field. It was just plain sad. The melons just don't like all this rain but the fungus and molds love it.
But do you know the cool thing about this photo-- it shows our resilient spirit. My husband and father-in-law are ever the optimists. Sending the crew out there to pick up all the rotting, foul smelling melons and getting them out of the field. Investing more work in a what some might say is a lost cause. For the chance, the just maybe, that something good can still come from this field.
We could throw in the towel and give up on the melon field. Leave these rotting corpses in the field. Throw our hands up in defeat.
But something in us keeps trying, keeps hoping, keeps working. Maybe we are hard-headed (the Buzby's are known for their hard-headedness).
Yes, we are saddened by the rain, but the great thing about farmers is we love hard work. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We are putting our heads down and working hard. Working hard to pull out of this mess.
When the negative thoughts are overwhelming, keep your hands busy and keep your mind focused on the positive.
As Grandmom Daily used to sing in the packing house. . . "Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative"
Matthew 6 (NIV)
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.