Before last week's 2.80" of rain, Randy wasn't going to plant corn on the 200 acres he'd planned. He'd ordered seed from our friendly neighborhood salesman. But without moisture, it would have been a lesson in futility to plant the expensive seed.
God says, "Leave the miracle part to me.
I've got the seed, the soil, the sunshine, the rain and the seasons.
I'm God and all this miracles stuff is easy for me.
I have reserved something very special for you
and that is to plant the seed."
--Jim Rohn, Author & Motivational Speaker
Randy just might have jinxed himself the night before the planting began by saying something like this: "I think we are caught up on repairs at the moment."
At the time that declaration came out of his mouth, I looked at him and shook my head. "You are tempting fate!" I told him.
So guess who was off for parts the next day? I picked up two fertilizer tanks to replace the ones that had cracked during the winter. And $1,200-plus later, I was back from my whirlwind trip to Hutchinson, and the guys got the tanks installed. Randy started planting last Friday (April 22) afternoon.
We got one field planted, but then had another breakdown. (It's just one other variation of the Farmer's Law: "If you're in a hurry to get something done, there will inevitably be breakdowns."
The parts didn't come in until Tuesday morning. Once they were in place, he was off to the field to try and get more planted before the forecasted severe weather came in. (It never did, by the way.)