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.
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