So far, this planting season reminds me of a nail-biting thriller. One minute we’re seeding into dust at +30° celsius, wondering what happened to spring, and the next, we’re looking out the window, convincing ourselves the weatherpeople’s rain forecast will be at least a little accurate.
We know not everyone got rain. Some received too little or none, and others, too much… You may have land and varieties that lend toward lower moisture and hotter temperatures, or maybe your soil moisture is sitting pretty. At the end of the day (and season), one thing tends to always be true:
it all works itself out
I can’t recall who first told me that, but over the years, when things happen beyond my control and I’m at the end of my rope, miraculously, I look back and say, “I have no idea how, but it all worked out.”
As a dad, I catch myself making statements like, “everything happens for a reason,” or “let’s be patient and see what happens.” And, after I calm my 11 year old Hannah down because a pair of shoes are dirty or a dress got snagged, she begins to see things with more clarity.
Mud, as we all know, eventually dries, and then you can knock it off and brush away the remainder. But, if you try to attack the mud before it dries, you have an even bigger mess! I get the same way with certain triggers, but I’ve found, time and again, it works itself out.
So here we are! Seeding is done. Spraying is happening or done. This crop, for better or worse, is in Mother Nature’s hands (
and your praying grandma of course
)! Worrying and stressing won’t help the rain fall or the sun come out, and we still need to put in the work to set things up for success! After all, those bins aren’t going to empty themselves! And as far as marketing your new crop, that’s definitely something we can help with!
Oh… Please excuse me while I take this quick call!
“…What’s that, honey? … The pool’s leaking into the neighbour’s basement!? …I’ll be right home!”
… Well, at least when the miraculous seems unlikely, thank God there’s insurance!! … Until next time! – Joseph Billett