9.30.2009

Waiting on Harvest

I don't remember where I got this picture. I loved the idea, so saved it. But didn't make note of where it's from.

Fall is my favorite season. And for many reasons: 1) Cooler temps 2) Harvest! 3) The beautiful colors 4) Harvest! 5) The scents and smells 6) Anything and everything PUMPKIN 7) Harvest!

If you get the hint....I kinda like harvest. It's the time of year when the farmers get to see the benefits of all their hard work. And it means I get to run the combine!

Today, mom asked dad if he had any idea when harvest would begin, since I want to get back and help (and have been asking)! Dad's response: "Tomorrow, unless it's not ready." Which means, it will always be tomorrow until it is ready. :) So for now, I'm waiting on harvest. I'm waiting to head back to the farm, to sit in the combine for hours on end, for wanting to close out a field before it gets too dark, for being coated in corn and bean dust, and seeing how many times I can hear the same song in a single day.

With harvest season upon us, it is also important for people to be aware of their surroundings while on the highways and byways. Even though it might seem like a hassle and pain, farm machinery has every right to be on the road as you do. Yes, they are bigger and slower, but they serve a purpose. They are harvesting crops and working hard so that you can have food on your plate, gas in your car, and many other things in your home that you might not even think about. So as you approach a tractor & wagon, a grain truck, or a combine, please slow down and be courteous to the farmer and operators on the roads. They too have a destination to get to and work to be done. So, have patience.

Happy Harvest!

3 comments:

Mom said...

AMEN!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Stopping by from Lincoln, Nebraska! I love fall time too! My FIL helps farm so we, too, are all about the farm at our house!

Hope you have a great fall!

D&J said...

Happy Harvest, Nicole! I, too, love this time of year. I "harvested" our mini pumpkins last night :)

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