Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It rained.

Rain...prayed for in the spring and sometimes prayed against during harvest.

Rain...can be welcomed or unwelcomed.

Rain came Monday and I can say it was welcomed. We had been harvesting for weeks. It's been days full of running meals to the field, pieces and parts to the field, and escorting to the next field. It's just been busy with several late nights. We honestly needed a bit of a break. We thankfully are in a good position for a break. Winter wheat has been planted and we are in the last field of corn to be harvested. Soybeans...we still have a bunch.

So what do we do when it rains? Take care of bills, clean house, wash clothes, run errands, and most importantly go out to eat. We get caught up on what got neglected while in the field from dawn til dusk or after. It's a bit of a breather in the midst of the busy seasons of the year. The rain we are getting now is going to make our break a long one. If it's a little shower we are rained out enough to get a supper out. We are going to be out a few days 'cause the remnants of a hurricane are upon us. Being from Florida; hurricanes well up many memories.

We welcomed the break but don't want it to last too long; 'cause we don't want to be harvesting Thanksgiving.

So we will get caught up on tasks and get geared up to finish harvest strong.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Meals on Wheels

There are many hats worn by the farmer's wife. During Harvest and Planting season one of those hats is a chef's hat. Tonight I delivered 6 plates of spaghetti to 3 different farms. It's was a busy night on the farm. I loaded up 3 boys and dinner, cookies, and sweet teas. Through many nights of delivering supper I have learn the best techniques for transporting meals through bumpy field so I do not have spills in my car. These to go boxes work great for the meal.
I dropped off 2 meals at a field where soybeans were being harvested for the combine driver and the grain cart driver.
 I dropped off 3 more meals at another field being harvested; a meal for the driver, grain cart driver, and truck driver.
The last meal was dropped off to Big C who was planting winter wheat in a harvested corn field.

 Needless to say, my explorer is a welcomed sight at the end of the day. I try to give them one last boost to finish the day strong.