30 Days on a Prairie Farm: Church

My Generation

Day 4: Why we rest on Sunday, and other news from the farm.

Published on: November 4, 2012

Some farmers work seven days a week. Some only work Sundays during planting and harvest. Some always take Sunday off.

I've lived it both ways. I remember endless weeks as a kid, baling hay and then straw and then hay again, day after day in the hot southern Illinois sun. The days ran together, and so did the weeks.

My husband's family takes Sunday off. Religiously. I can recall few times in our married life when John ran a tractor on a Sunday. (Outside of chores that simply had to be done. Hey, cows have to eat, too.) Once was on Memorial Day weekend 2009, when we'd all sat and waited on the rain for weeks. If I recall, a good portion of the Illinois corn crop went in the ground that week.

And having lived it both ways, I'll like taking the Sabbath off. It's a day of rest, it's a day to worship, it's a day to visit with friends, and to spend time with young friends at youth group. It's time at our little church in the country, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

 

 

The archives: 30 Days on a Prairie Farm

Kickoff: 30 Days on a Prairie Farm

Day 1: Working Kids

Day 2: Biotechnology

Day 3: Harvest Eats

Day 4: Church

Day 5: Biotechnology, Again

Day 6: Long Haul

Day 7: Hormones

Day 8: Weather

Day 9: Milk

Day 10: County Fairs

Day 11: Harvest

Day 12: Technology

Day 13: Show Ring

Day 14: Leave the Farm

Day 15: Dialogue

Day 16: Store Grain

Day 17: Love

Day 18: Kid Love     

Day 19: Straight Rows

Day 20: Antibiotics

Day 21: Bottle Calves

Day 22: Relationship

Day 23: Big Fun

Day 24: Dogs

Day 25: Family

Day 26: Cattle

Day 27: Sustainability

Day 28: Chemicals

Day 29: Organic

Day 30: Future

 

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