Last week looked to be a beautiful week...as far as hay cutting and baling goes. Slight chance of rain, but the following days were to be sunny, breezy, and 80 degrees.
Well...it didn't exactly happen that way. Apparently, wild fires in Canada brought smoke down to SW MN to cloud out the sun. Each day, I watched as the sunshine would try to break through the haze and make it's way onto our drying prairie grass mixtures. We had a tight time schedule in which to get this job done before other commitments took us away from the farm for a few days. I would shake my head through out the day, frustrated.
As we sat down to eat supper one night, I was listing off to Thomas all of the ways that the weather was bad, it was not ideal for our needs. It wasn't suppose to be like this!....
My husband looked up at me and said, "Well, there's nothing we can do to change this weather...and so we trust God to give us one good day to get the job done."
Haha! Usually it's ME saying that folks. But this time...I was the doubter, complainer, whiner. Farming takes a whole lot of faith to believe you are going to get your crops in and hay up, and lacking that faith will drive you crazy some days. :)
Well...God gave us one great day. The last day before we left. Yes...it was hurried preparation. Thomas worked all day, I prepared the grass into windrows to dry further, and when he got home, we had beautiful hay to bale for our livestock and to share with our neighbors. We were blessed to have the help of our neighbor family with the father and 7 of their 8 children throwing the bales up in the barn and stacking it while T and I baled. 325 bales later, 9:30p, and a whole lot of repenting that night from me to God for my lack of faith (I have moments of weakness too....), the job was done.
Lesson reminded: "No matter the outcome of my circumstance, is it my job to doubt my Creator God? My job is to simply trust, along with using the wisdom that He gives me. He will take care of the rest." Be encouraged friends! :)