Joining Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday
It's Wednesday and I just got home from a week on my in-laws farm. They farm in Kansas and my husband tries to go out each year and help with the harvest. So for todays Outdoor Wednesday I want to join Susan http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com and all you other outdoorsy gals by sharing some of my photos from the farm.Around the bend on this dirt road is the farm my in-laws own. Dad is 82 , mom is 79. They are still up at dawn and going strong until long after sunset. This year was a beautiful harvest. I am amazed when I look across their fields and compare it to others we pass. There are almost no tares in the wheat (thats weeds for us city folks.) We had a great 14 hour drive out except for a flat tire on the highway. But even in that, God kept us safe. We arrived around noon and mom had lunch ready for us. Then it was time to hit the fields. Until this year mom and I would drive the trucks while the men harvested. This year they hired someone to do that so mom and I didn't have to sit in the heat (100 in the shade!) I think if mom's hip hadn't been bothering her, we would have probably been sitting in that heat! We had beautiful clear skies even though their we severe storms to the north of us. Such a blessing. Saturday was a bummer...both combines were down for quite a bit of the day. The auger on one broke and we ended up driving 2 hours to pick up the part to fix it. The other breakdowns were minor but time consuming. But as mom would say...That's just part of farming.
The morning was spent checking, oiling and cleaning the combines. The a large meal at the table. The rest of the day was spent in the fields. At dinner we would drive out and meet the guys and give them their meal and a large mason jar of cold iced tea. They stayed in the fields until sundown. Usually not in bed until 11. Then up and do it all over.