This week I decided to write my blog post before I head out to work. I thought it would be a different viewpoint since I have no idea what will happen! And as we all know, God graced us with a bountiful rain this weekend! Here in College Station, we recorded about 7.5 inches total! That is a ton of rain in one setting, especially from a farm perspective.
I am wondering how much the rain affected the farm. Will all of the beds be flooded? Will there be mud covering everything? Will the rain have helped the plants grow tremendously so that all of the crops are ready to be harvested? I have no idea!!
I grew up on a cotton farm, so the weather was something that was very important to my family. My dad would watch the news three times a day to catch the local forecast, and every night at 10pm the whole family would turn from whatever show we were watching to the weather. We even had a favorite weatherman that we hated to see retire! I know firsthand how destructive or helpful weather could be. A quick rain shower in the middle of May means a refreshing drink for cotton and a delay of irrigation, but a quick rain shower in the middle of September means soggy cotton and a delay of harvesting.
This is where I learned how to trust in God's will for the farm. Even though as humans we feel we know best when it comes to the weather, God ultimately has a better plan. This weekend was filled with the constant question, "why is it raining so much?" It is hard to sit back and potentially watch your farm wash away when you can't do anything. Will the Howdy Farm be completely submerged and destroyed? Will the plants still be alive, or will we be left with a soggy mess? Will there be anything left when I come? Will I still have an internship opportunity or will this be a setback?
But who knows what I'll discover when I go to work on Thursday.
Who knows, this week could have the best harvest yet!