Thursday, March 1, 2012

Farmer Therapy...It's All Going to Be OK

Last night, Chad & I were watching AgPhD on RFD-TV. If you're not familiar with the show, it's hosted by Hefty brothers Brian and Darren. They were talking about upcoming spring planting and one of the brothers started talking about how sometimes farmers romanticize planting, thinking they're going to sail through with beautiful weather, no breakdowns, etc. and basically set themselves up for disappointment.

Of course, as we all know breakdowns and other equipment setbacks are as easily a part of spring as the snow melting on the prairie. Weather conditions likely won't be optimal every day you intend to set out for the field, and getting through it all often makes harvest all the sweeter. I think their point was while it's good to be optimistic, we need to anticipate that things will go wrong, and we need to roll with the punches.

It was at the point when he said, "don't worry, it's all going to be ok" that I had to turn to Chad and ask "what is this, farmer therapy?!"

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