Some things change quickly, other things, not so much


Worm or beetle – drought or tempest – on a farmer’s land may fall, Each is loaded full o’ ruin, but a mortgage beats ’em all. ~ Will Carleton (1845 – 1912) American poet

Two months ago I took a picture of a newly tilled field, hoping to show the progress of it over time.  Well, here we are a couple months later, and no change.  What can we learn from this?

  1. Things don’t change, especially in my life, if I don’t actually make a decision to do some work.
  2. Not everything changes according to my schedule or expectations.
  3. I probably don’t understand the politics, economics or practices of farming at all.
  4. Maybe, like a lot of fields in my area, this one is fallow due to the lack of water caused by environmentalists protecting various fish upstream.  I’m not sure who is right in that battle, but the decisions have real consequences.