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The interesting thing about level playing fields is that you sure hear a lot of people preaching and complaining about them; but, much like the Loch Ness monster, it’s hard to find anyone who has ever really seen one.

Fact is most Southerners, being newly off the farm—and only half a paycheck from returning—know full well there ain’t no such thing as a level field.   If you plowed and planted a field level, a hard rain would set up on the field and drown the crop.  Planted fields are shaped and tapered, valleyed and hilled. There’s a sculptured artistry and fine craftsmanship in a farm field which has been thoughtfully and properly John Deere’d.  Even big city soccer moms, down on their knees at the edge of the field, cussing like a sailor at the ref while cheering their 4-year-olds on, have noticed the playing pitch has been mounded so that it will drain. Literally, the playing field is not level!

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