There are so many things I never realized about farming,and so much more I need to learn. Things I don't remember being taught about, or maybe I just didn't pay enough attention to in school. My husband with the help of his brothers grew the farm from 17 acres to 2000. To keep that going, they all have to work other jobs.
My husband would much rather be farming full time, but the name of his trucking company says it all, Broke Farmer Trucking. Crops due to weather, have been minimal on dry land. That makes for lean times, with a lot of effort.
For me growing up, I never thought much about the people growing the food that ended up on our table. Never once did it cross my mind when it never rained that someone else's peace of mind was drying up too. I wake each day with a prayer these days, thanking God for the struggles that only make us stronger and I pray for every farmer who needs rain so badly, and thank him for those that don't.
We may never be rich money wise, but what we are rich on is Faith and Love. Two of the biggest things God asks from us. What a mess our lives would be without those two blessings.