Here's an image for you: Jesus teaching from a boat. Waves, wind. . . No mike! He had to talk loud. I guess He always had to talk loud. Did you ever teach from a boat? Did you ever teach outside without a mike?
It's kind of funny. When I think of the parable of the sower and the other stories he told there I don't think of Jesus telling some of those particular stories rocking in a boat on the waves in the sea of Galilee... do you?