I heard my favorite quote of the year yesterday from one of our state Extension and AgBioResearch Council members, Wayne Hecht, a farmer from Richville. Wayne was relating a trip he and his wife made to London, England, earlier this year. They had been invited to attend the wedding of a family friend’s daughter and hadn’t thought seriously about going – until Wayne found himself with his crops planted weeks ahead of schedule. He had a rainy day when he couldn’t do much outdoors and while taking advantage of the day off, he started thinking. The wedding invitation came back to him. He did some checking of airline tickets online and found a really good deal. His wife wasn’t taking advantage of the thinking opportunity – at least not on Wayne’s schedule – but eventually he prevailed and they made their trip to England.
The story was fun to hear, but the insight from his lead-in statement, “I think better when it’s raining” was priceless. Now I have a new reason to appreciate rain!