Friday, September 9, 2016

Summer--why are your leaving so soon?!?

          We are hanging onto summer for all that's left. It's September and we are still swimming in our pool, but not much longer I'm afraid. I think it's the Florida part in me to squeeze every bit of summer out. This season seems so far away in the cold winter; but is much more appreciated and looked forward too.

                   Summer on the farm moves fast. We start planting season around Easter and finish field work the first part of July. We are planting corn and soybeans and harvesting wheat in June/July then planting soybeans in those fields. Our summer break is the rest of July and August. Fortunately we made it to Florida for a good part of August for some much needed family vacation and beach time.

As summer is ending we are going good with corn harvest. After corn harvest is soybean harvest and planting of winter wheat. Our goal is to be finished by Thanksgiving. A good bit of winter is spent traveling to various national farming conferences and state meetings.

This week we had our first day of homeschooling for the year. I think that's why it's registering that summer is about played out. So far this week has gone well with a 1st grader, a 4 year old, and a 1 year old crawling at our feet. I look forward to a good year.

I realize we live a busy life and most don't know how we do it. Sometimes I wonder too. I think God somehow built us with the ability to accomplish what we need to.

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