Rain during spring planting can be looked on as a good thing; rain is necessary for crops to grow. But rain during harvest? All it does is slow you down.
So when is an inch of rain a welcome blessing in September?
When the combine runs a board through the head while driving through the field and you have to tear the whole thing apart to fix it.
When the part you need to fix the combine head has to be shipped from three states away.
When your farmer signs up for professional development programs and must travel to D.C. during prime harvest time.
When you really, really, really need someone to fix the dishwasher.
When you really, really, really need someone to wrangle the kids.
When we’re all tired of family dinners consisting of Subway sandwiches at the edge of a field.
When the average amount of sleep you’re farmer has had per night is less than the number of days since you saw him last.
When God sends the rain and there’s nothing you can do about it anyway!