Friday 22nd of April 2011 08:46 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
I know there are plenty of Kansas farmers planting corn seed in soil that's too dry. From news reports, I understand that in other parts of the Corn Belt, farmers are waiting for fields to dry out so they can get planting underway.
Even though there is some grumbling going on - no matter where you live - farmers are, by nature, optimists. They plant the seed and have faith it will grow. Of course, they give it what help they can along the way. But it's their job to make the most of the conditions at the time and be good stewards of this earth.
It kind of reminds me of the tulips that came up outside our church. The bulbs are planted in the fall and then are dormant all winter long. But then, they provide that splash of springtime color that just lifts your spirits.
On this Easter weekend (which also happens to be Earth Day), we need to remember what a privilege it is to live and work and care for God's earth.
So I'll wish you a Happy Easter. For most of you farmers and ranchers, it's Earth Day every day.