Farming takes Faith. And insanity.
We are mechanically 'hiding' huge dollar amounts of seed corn and soybeans, in the ground and then covering it with even bigger dollar amounts of fertilizer and chemical. The corn and beans come up every year. They will again. Won't they?? After watching and participating in this process for more than 50 years it is easy to think of this as faith. I can get all teary eyed just thinking about it. So can my banker.
I'm sitting here looking out the window and watching the sun, light the earth. There is now enough of it to light the field. So I will go plant.
There is an old farmer joke. One farmer says, "if it doesn't rain, I'm going to have to rob a bank." The other farmer replies, "If it doesn't rain, I already have robbed a bank." I'm off to see the wizard.