Saturday, September 29, 2007

and Then Some....






Busy yesterday, ZZZZ's happened too early last night to get this posted. G. was hired (although we consider it an honor)to "plant" the wheat, so he jumped at that opportunity. I joined him and we both rode in the cab of the 555 Versatile, pulling the "drill" planting the wheat seed and fertilizer. What a fun operation! I think probably "farmers" DO IT for one of three reasons: (1) to make a living (paltry as it may be)(2) to be a part of the big picture, "feeding the world" OR (3) to just enjoy prepping the ground, putting seeds in it, caring for it, and watching it grow, then to reap the harvest of your labor. We decided that our neighbor enjoys the third - and so would we! It's 'life fulfilling'. Here are some photos of the newly "drilled" field, milo plants that will soon be harvested, my new "Studio 165" hat, the 555 Versatile tractor with the drill behind it, and G. standing on the drill. Yep, WE would like to "farm" too! (I think it is in my blood, as my dad's family were farmers). When we were done, we had to get back to the 'siding project'. The front window had to be removed and the framing around it corrected and "beefed" up. Now, it is back in, the tar paper has been repaired on the entire house front and the siding will be going up today. Started...anyway. I think my insomnia problem has been solved, do physical labor all day, took a "salts" bath and "Nighty Night!" Life is good! Stay tuned for before and after photos of the house project, hopefully to be completed soon, weather permitting.

1 comment:

elaine said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Farming is very hard work. But, I am sure it is very fulfilling. Just ask you Dad.