Wheat harvest officially started here in our neck of the woods this week!!
It's REALLY bad!!
They were at our house tonight cutting our little patch. .
So after dinner. .
Cami and I walked out back to hitch a ride.
You don't have to be a farmer. .
to notice. .
that the wheat comes up to a 6 year old's knee!!
Lots of dirt was blowing in the breeze too!!
While we stood at the side of the field waiting on Grant to come close enough to hijack. .
I noted some more trees that the drought has gotten!! Some time I'll have to post a picture of where our old tree row USED to stand. .every tree in it perished in the severe drought!!
And it's always a little sad to see more damage!
There is just something sentimental to me about those big ole machines and the huge expanse of blue sky overhead hanging over those amber fields of grain!!
I included this super pathetic picture for my farm rooted family back in the land of rain. .
This shows how miserable the wheat was in a LOT of spots. .
this has NOT been cut yet. .
NOR was it at the edge of the field like you might expect to see. .it was in the middle!
This is what the entire field should look more like!!
Even though at closer viewing. .
it is not really impressive either!!
As I sat on in the jump seat watching. .
round after round. .
I couldn't help. .
but remember when I used to ride shotgun with my dad during harvest. .
and then riding shotgun with my love as a newlywed. .
and NOW. .I am riding shotgun with my CHILD!!
He LOVES harvest. .
everything about it!!
Down to enjoying his sister's endless rattling mouth every evening!
(Though he will tell you he doesn't!)
Uncle Joe runs the other combine.
Jeremy and Cami have been checking out the harvest action every evening this week. .
And today, he has been helping them to move equipment to different fields. .
They have to take those tremendously long headers off. .
Papa is the supervisor. .
He also trucks all the grain to town!
Devin has also gotten initiated. .
much to his eleven year old delight!!
He is being taught how to run the grain cart. .
And seems to have the job spoken for already for next summer!!
Tractor safety course. .
Here he comes!!
As soon as it came. .
Harvest will be over!!
Flower photos are taken. .
And will be shown soon!!
Enjoy your weekend, ya'll!!