Showers of rain bring a reprieve from the hustle of harvest; a mixed blessing.

Showers are almost always welcome and at this time of the year, the harvesters are thankful for the rest that it provides after long hours of work.

Shower also brings stress. Too much rain can damage the crops or affect the yields as well as affecting the timeline on the race to finish.

Farmers are used to this. We take what comes, we relax, we stress, we worry. There may be a bountiful crop but prices are low. There may be a less than average crop and prices are high. It’s all part of the farming picture and it repeats.

What farmers do know is that harvests always end: there are good years and bad. There are many risks, just as in any life. Hope leads us to continue the process; to persevere. Because it’s a way of life, because it’s a responsibility not taken lightly to provide for the world, because it’s what the previous generations have done and what we have learned to follow.


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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2 Responses to Harvest

  1. Al says:

    Great post about a subject vital to America (and the world) and written beautifully.


  2. Sue Sanders says:

    Well written, Ruth. You are succinct and to the point!


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