15 Aug Emma: Livin’ the Farm Life
Folks up here are also suffering from drought, but no matter what the crop is it’s early this year. I hope we have a good crop this fall, but all we can do is hope for the best. We are finding ourselves in the same predicament that many harvesters find themselves in this time of year—needing work. The drought may make work hard to come by as it has threatened fall harvest. We’ll just have to put our faith in God.
August has left the crew because school starts up for him soon. He’s really become part of our family and we hope to have him back soon. Any time he wants to come back he is more than welcome!
Beingon the Price farm is like a mini vacation. They are not only our fall customers, but our friends. I just love being here and waking up in the morning to the sweet sounds of a farm. I absolutely love it.
Catching sheep is not something I do every day, so I thought this was fun. Farmer Dave, though was laughing at my excitement. He was happy for the extra help and said it cut his time in half.
Once the sheep were caught it was time to fix and build fence.
Dan and Andy (farmer Dave’s son), and I went to check soybeans and corn. They had sprayed the previous week and they wanted to check to make sure the spider mites were gone. If you don’t get these spider mites under control when you first see them it could mean a total loss of your crop. Luckily, there were no mites found during our inspection.
My family and I may not be doing the typical jobs expected during this time of year we’re making do with what we have. Surround yourself with those you love and enjoy the special gift of life God has given us. Don’t waste it.
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta
Emma Misener can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org