Sunday, June 22, 2014


Ophthalmologists have noted a transitory  eye condition peculiar to farmers and ranchers. Symptoms present just prior to and during harvest time and are characterized by non-synchronic counteractive tracking (translation: one eye focuses on the job at hand, but the other attends towards any cloud on the horizon from which rainclouds generally source). 

In the arid West, life-giving rain is generally cause for celebration, but it can bring trouble or even ruin to harvest. 

Hay harvest happened here this week--the first of three per growing season.  Other than one light rain which did little damage, we have much to be thankful for: tons and tons of good hay, safely baled before last night's and today's thunderstorms. 

Don't worry about our eyes. After a mid-afternoon nap, they are quickly returning to normal. 

"So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit." --Galatians 6:9 MSG

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