I am supposed to write once a week… I may be a week or two behind – simply because things have been just a little crazy in my neck of the woods. As you may have seen in Cindy’s post a couple of weeks ago – I have accepted a position at Brownfield Ag News in Indiana. I will start there June 13th. But the past few weeks I have been house hunting in Indianapolis and Lafayette… and I have yet to find anything. I won’t lie – I’ve been whining about it all week. But – we’re making strides and we’ll get there eventually. I am however incredibly excited about writing the next chapter in my life.
As riveting as my lamenting about house hunting is – I want to share a story that really touched my heart. In fact – it reminded me how blessed I am to have a roof over my head. Meet Ted Glaser. He’s a farmer from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. I spoke with him on Monday about some of the issues going on in the south along the Mississippi River. Glaser is in a tough spot – he farms a 4,000 acre diversified operation. One quarter of that is inside the Morganza Floodway. Ted told me they gave them just a few weeks to get what they needed from inside that now flooded ground.
But the challenges don’t stop there. They may be flooded in certain areas… But Glaser said just across the dam they are in dire need of a rain. He noted off the air he’d hate to be answering prayers from farmers this year…. His quick wit brought a smile to my face. I have to admit – I’m always amazed at the resiliency of the farmer and the ability to roll with the punches. No matter how big… or small.
I think that was the lesson learned.