Monday, July 15, 2013

When The Wind Blows

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"Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the sea, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. “Are you a good farm hand?” the farmer asked him. “Well, I can sleep when the wind blows,” answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man’s work. Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore.

Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand’s sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, “Get Up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!”
The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, “No sir, I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows.”
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured.

Everything was tied down.  Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

MORAL OF THIS STORY
When you’re prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life?

The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm.
We secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word of God."

Ed Winkle

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Muddy Valley, I had forgotten about Aesop's Fables until you mentioned it!

    http://www.taleswithmorals.com/

    Ed

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  2. Here is a good email, see if you can decipher this!

    "Ed's story reminds me of my very profitable clients.

    1. tile
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    2. Never apply nutrients in a band.

    3. never apply liquid nutrients.
    point 2/3 ? for many reasons.

    4. Soil & tissue test.

    A. Never follow Laboratory recomendations for nutrient applications.

    5. develope your personal fertility program to stimulate and build healthy soil Life. deep soil Percolation.

    6. then sleep well.

    a. you will eliminate 99% of the negative issues that most victim style farmers deal with.
    like.
    gotta spray
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    gotta spray
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    gotta use row. ? Dead cold soil ?

    Ed's story so much remined me of a farmer that is soil and nature oriented like his hired man was always prepaired for what nature throws at him.

    I have a picture of a no til farm
    corn on corn
    100% dry broadcast.
    no stress

    do you want a clean bill of health on Your tissue analysis report ?
    then

    get on a solid dry fert. program.

    something many say is not possible.

    learn to work with Nature on your farm.

    not working ( for ) your local fert. chemical. co op dealer. yes, they do have their place. but not as your Slave Owner.
    become self employed.
    with soil oxygen. soil health. and a No debt goal being Your Partner.
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  3. Very good story Ed. The email is very true. Thanks for sharing.

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