weekly photo challenge: endurance

endurance

This is hard work at its hilt.  With the heat of the sun beating at your back, the soft mud grasping your feet, the burly water buffalo dragging you around and the planting implement maneuvering your moves… all these tasks requiring focus and physical endurance.

Not one thing happens at one time; consequently, they are rhythmic movements that go on all at the same time beyond ease and comfort. Farming is definitely not for the weary or faint at heart but for someone who commits to endure more than one can take to achieve a goal of harvest and fulfillment.

Endurance is key to reap every seed sowed.

joining to endure

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9 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: endurance

  1. April = such a cool photo for the challenge – love the mud too – and your words – so good

    ” Not one thing happens at one time; consequently, they are rhythmic movements that go on all at the same time beyond ease and comfort. “

  2. It’s been a long long time since I saw a scene like this. When I was a child, my grandfather, and other men back then, plowed the field this way except they used a cow instead of a carabao, and the fields back home were not swampy like this one in the photo.

    1. Hi Imelda, this was taken in Palawan and i am more familiar seeing this scene here in Luzon; and now that you mentioned it, i think they have more wet lands in that part of the island than where we are. Thank you for taking a moment 🙂

    1. Hi Anne, thank you for including my post in your top 5, such an honor indeed 🙂

      i am awed and thankful for these farmers’ unselfish desire to provide us with our staple, considering how much endurance they go through in order to do so. thank you for stopping by — April

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