I am a custom cutter.
I am aware that the financal success of the farmer depends on my ability to perform my job well- ensuring him with the highest quality of feed available.
Therefore, I work with a sense of urgency, yet keeping safety as an utmost priority, realizing that mistakes in my line of work can be fatal.
That urgency still doesn’t dull the beauty in nature around me. I will still notice the wildflowers along the edge of the field, try to identify the flock of birds that migrate overhead, and appreciate that unique cloud formation on the horizon.
I will appreciate loyal customers and memorize those hidden irrigation risers, well casings, and rock breaks.
I will compromise mealtime and always bless the hands who send food to the field.
I will forgo social engagements, and skimp on sleep to ensure the crop is harvested in a timely manner.
I realize that the challenge of our season is tackled by our crew and I will be the best team player possible. I will admit my mistakes. I will join in the laughter even when it’s at my expense.
I will rejoice as the first rays of each day kiss the dew that glistens on the field. I will celebrate the heat of the day with a cool drink. I will watch the sunlight fade across the mountains and the evening stars silently appear over head with a full heart.
Because I recognize the beauty of the season, and the Blessings from the Lord God Almighty for allowing me this privilege; this incredible task.
Because farmers feed the world, and I am a Custom Farmer.
I love this, Kendra! Is it original with you?
Thanks! It is- lots of “think time” in the fields these days 🙂