How long does it take to burn a field? Half a day? How long does it take for the smoke to dissipate? Another half a day? From how many miles away can the smoke and fire be seen in order to avoid the area? How long is it until the blackened field, now rid of critters and pests and now ready to benefit from the ash that leaves natural nutrients in the ground, begins to yield itself to soft new greenery?
Tractor drivers — as important to our world today as the highest-paid scientist — bring the beauty of symmetry to the field, arranging lovely straight rows for the water and the seeds. The fields are soon again lush with the green of lettuce, the gray and purple of cabbage, the filmy carrot tops and the gorgeous yellow of cannola.
Is there anything that smells better than a field of purple alfalfa? Is there anything to compare with the sight of a field filled with workers harvesting the labor of the farmer, the tractor driver, the provider of the seeds and a faithful Heavenly Father who provides the clear, clean, cool water?