The foundations of farming
Both the wheat harvest and spring planting are winding down here in Louisiana. It got me to thinking about how farmers, more than any other Americans, feel so strongly about the cycle of the seasons.
Farmers and ranchers live their lives by the seasons. Most of us don’t give a second thought to the changing of the calendar; perhaps around the holidays, but other than that, most of us are too busy working to pay much attention.
Farmers are constantly in motion, driven by the seasons. Moving equipment around our hometowns in preparation for planting and at harvest is a highly visible undertaking for us.