This NLT says it this way,
Without oxen a stable stays clean,
but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.
Hold on to this verse, dear mommas. When you look around all you see is the horrible mess of the "stalls" in your life. Those little mess makers are the power behind your abundant harvest.
This picture is of my actual laundry pile . . . errrr . . . part of it, anyway. There was more than would even fit in the frame, so I cropped it a little. The laundry "stall" is almost always overflowing. With three little boys, the bathroom "stall" doesn't always smell so good. The kitchen sink "stall" is a mess, and you certainly wouldn't want to eat off my floors.
But these "oxen" that we're raising, there is power in them. They are world changers. By the grace of God, we will raise them to be strong and we will see the abundance of the large harvest.