a little more farming
As of this past weekend, wheat harvest is done and the beans are planted. Two checks off our summer list. We made many more trips out to the field after our little family date in the combine.
Some of our trips were to drop off a certain little boy who wanted to ride along and some where to drop off food for a certain hungry farmer. Levi liked to help me pack the lunches. And he really liked to help when it meant packing his lunch too. He loved the days he got to be dropped off and eat lunch with daddy. Some families around here make hot meals and bring them out to the field. It still blows me away how those wives manage to get a delicious hot meal out to the field. Maybe I will really be a “real farmwife” when I can do that. We are more of a cold meal kind of family…like sandwiches, chips, fruit…just think school sack lunch.
After we delivered Joel’s lunch we hung out with him for awhile waiting for the combine to come back around. Levi was in distress because he wanted to be out in the middle of the field like his mama.
It is getting so hard to take a picture of both boys together. By the time I finally get Griffin to smile, Levi has usually come up with a better plan than smiling for a picture. This time he was trying to get his brother to drink some milk. I think they both thought it was a pretty good idea.
Good thing they are still cute even when they don’t smile. Their daddy is cute too. Thanks for smiling for my picture, babe!
The combine finally made it back to us and Levi was super excited. He has already mastered his farmer wave.
Joel said that this is the best wheat harvest that the farm has ever had. Definitely something to be thankful for!
The combine dumped the wheat into the grain cart and then the grain cart dumped into the truck. Levi had to get into the tractor to help and then he even got to ride along in the truck with Joel. He doesn’t like to miss out on any of the action. He even prefers to ride in the blue semi truck instead of the white one…and he make his preferences known! So funny.
At the end of wheat harvest we celebrated by having a little picnic with some of Joel’s family.
We ended the night by eating huge bowls of homemade ice cream.
A great wheat harvest and homemade ice cream. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Now we are ready to slow down a little around here…at least until corn harvest!