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Friday, September 21, 2012

Harvest Time...

Harvest officially started for us last Thursday.  It is early this year, but has been much anticipated.  Everyone has been concerned about the yields because of the drought, and you can always estimate what they will be, but you never really know until the combine rolls through the fields.
Some fields have surprised us in a good way while others have surprised us in a not so good way.  The yields are definitely the topic of conversation among farmers.  However, after hearing some farmers talk, we have a lot to be thankful for.  As Brad says, "It is what it is." 
The start of harvest always brings on the "harvest widow" title for me.  Brad does a great job helping with the kids, when he can, but this is the time of year when he is gone early in the morning and gets home late at night.  He tries to make it home in time to help with the bedtime routine.  But this time of year leaves me as the main person for:sports running, school decisions, argument settling, appointment maker, bill payer, and much more.  Oh and we have to squeeze in there the delivery of a baby!  Whose idea was it to conceive a child that would be born in harvest season??? ;0)  Like I tell the girls, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!"   But such is the life we choose and love!
All in all, harvest seems to be going smoothly.   The plan is to switch to beans next week.
 I love this picture except for the telephone box!  Who decided to put that there?...
Happy harvest everyone!  Have a great weekend!


  1. When my husband and I first married, he was farming and I worked at an accountants office. We could never agree on a time to have kids...I was busy, he was harvesting, or he was planting!

  2. Good luck with harvest and baby! Harvest is in full swing here and better than last year. I'm a harvest widow too. Most nights hubby rolls in about 10 pm. ah, but it won't last forever!

  3. We have filled silo here, and are refilling on Monday, but our corn and bean harvest haven't started yet. It will be interesting to see how the yields are. We were very blessed here, to have rain just in time to save the corn. I hope your yields surprise you in a good way!!

  4. You get what you get and don't throw a fit.... I love that! I hope your harvest is bountiful !

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