But as you can see, Mother Nature has played another cruel trick on us, with another blast of winter. If you look closely you can see the optimism of the golf course staff however. See the blue flag marking the hole?
We as farmers have to have that optimistic attitude too. No matter what the season, weather is a concern. When winter winds down, we think about "When will it be warm enough and dry enough to start planting?" When summer rolls around the question is "Will we have enough rain or too much rain?" Fall's question is "Will we finish harvest before winter rears its head again?" Our "farmer optimism" always wins out though, because each spring we say a prayer and place more seeds in the soil to start the process all over again.
Until then we'll just sit in the yard and enjoy the view.
Well, maybe not quite yet!
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