Between the uncooperative weather and the breakdowns, it seems that most farmers are wondering if harvest will ever end.

They are weary.
They are broken.
They are defeated.

But they will not quit.

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They will rise before the sun, kiss their families goodbye, grab their lunchboxes, and head back to the field.

They’ll battle the mud, the rain, and the snow. They’ll fight breakdowns and stresses out of their control.

But they will not quit.

They’ll miss supper around the table, bath times and bedtimes.

But they will not quit.

They’ll work late into the night and do it all again the next day.

Because that’s what farmers do. Even with the odds stacked against them, exhausted and broken, they will not quit.

Originally published on Faith, Farming and Family

Between the uncooperative weather and the breakdowns, it seems that most farmers are wondering if harvest will ever…

Posted by Faith, Farming and Family on Monday, November 4, 2019

 

Caitlin Henderson

Caitlin Henderson is a small town girl from Kansas who fell in love with a farmer. They have three kids who keep her on her toes and always clinging to coffee. She is passionate about showing people Jesus, and telling the story of agriculture. She loves writing about their life full of grace, craziness, love, dirt, and cows.