An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Farming on Faith

God really does love His children and longs to give them good gifts. It will never cease to amaze me the ways that He chooses to reveal Himself in our lives. Today was pig loading day. Four of our eight pigs were scheduled to head into the locker plant via a big truck and trailer at 6:30 a.m.. Rob usually handles the loading of critters, but as the clock kept ticking and he had to get to work, my name was getting higher on the list.

When the truck finally pulled in the driveway the driver was not too happy as his morning hadn't gone so well. His comment: "I have faith that these pigs will load easy because they always do here." Rob replied, "That's what I prayed for, too." Would you believe they opened the gate and those four 250+ pound pigs walked single file right into the loading chute and up into the trailer? They shut the door and the driver handed over the cutting slip. Thanks, God, for answering our prayers yet again!

And another farm praise~ not a brag, but a praise, 'cause it's certainly not us. We have the most beautiful corn and soybeans growing in our fields this year. Many people have commented that they haven't seen nicer crops. Our secret? Prayer. We don't farm the land, my brother does, so we pray for him, too. It drives our farmer neighbor crazy to watch them grow so tall from across the road. So we pray for him, too. Thanks God!


Dicky Bird said...

From someone with first hand "real" experience with trying to load pigs...that is an answer to prayers and a blessing! When we showed hogs at the fair it was so hard getting them into the trailer - they wanted to go under it; and my girls walked them everyday. My sister lives about 15 miles from me in the small town of Eland. Not so many years back, she was pregnant and trying to load several pigs with the help of the processing plant's driver. One escaped and ran all over the little town and she had many kids, neighbors and even dogs trying to help. The driver wasn't too happy!!! Only someone who had done this will appreciate this...blessings from Ringle, WI.

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Ahhh I love it!! Prayer works!!

Brenda said...

God is so good! Can you imagine the host of angels He had sent to herd those pigs into the trailer? I also have been on the difficult end of loading pigs in the past. You are blessed!

OurCrazyFarm said...

HAHA! I am imagining angels surrounding those 4 pigs and 2 men! I am feeling even more blessed ladies!!

Anne said...

Boy, are you blessed with cooperative pigs! It took us 1 1/2 hours to load one of our stubborn steers for the fair! Paul was seriously considering heading the other direction to the butcher with him by the time we finally got Oscar in the trailer!

I can appreciate Dicky Bird's story too. A month or so ago there was a herd of 25 cattle running loose in a neighboring town! Last I heard, there were STILL three of them critters hiding in town!