This is the field across the road from our house. It was a pasture for 20 or more years until early this year. They plowed it up, installed an irrigation pivot and planted Vidalia Sweet Onions. In this photo, they have been “undercut” to bring them out of the ground, and the roots and tops were cut off by hand. They’re ready to be put in bins, which are loaded by fork lifts onto tractor trailer rigs and shipped out.
We didn’t count them, but the trucks were moving in and out for 3 or 4 days in order to get all the onions. We definitely could tell there was a field of onions laying there from the smell that came across when the wind blew our way.
Reminds me of the Israelites complaining that they had no onions like they had in Egypt. They were remembering some small things and forgetting their rescue from captivity. We can remember that even a field full of onions doesn’t compare to the freedom that Christ has won for us!
“We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.” Numbers 11:5 ESV