“So God made a Farmer”, my favorite 2013 Youtube Video

It opens with a strong visual and sound. A cattle in the middle of a field covered with snow. A radio-like noise.  And then fadeing-out…

a sound that pretty much like the pastor that gives speech on Sunday service, comes up with a strong sentence:

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.”

So God made a farmer.

BOOM!!! The opening line catch us all. If God create the earth on seven day, and on the eight day the god will look upon His creation…

The video was a commercial run by a truck producer called RAM (http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/keepplowing/), it was aired at Superbowl. RAM just provide the slideshow and the sound is actually a recorded sound of Paul Harvey on 1978 at National Future Farmers of America Convention, an annual meeting held by the National FFA Organization, an agriculture education group founded in 1928.

This video is mesmerizing. No wonder it has 16 million views on Youtube. And after done watching the video, you can’t help to appreciate the farmers. Please enjoy the video. Text of the speech is provided under it.

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.”

So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.”

So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,’Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours.”

So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.”

So God made a farmer

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does.

So God made a farmer.

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