Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rainy days

So content to be done with the harvest and then the rain falls! We have rested the past two days. Cooking lots of good hearty food and spending quality time together. Napping, too!

I've been keeping up with my new pen pals. I love getting real mail and writing back about life and thoughts and feelings. I imagine the surprise on each of their faces when they open their mailboxes.

A new baby joined the neighborhood this sweet. Makes me happy to have all these kids around for mine to grow up with! Cody and the three neighbor boys were the only ones for a long time. Now there are at least 12-15 kids.

So glad the corn is out of the field in front of my window. I can see the highway and horizon again.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Only sixty acres left and then harvest is over - at least according to Papa Farmer. He is ready to go back to Arkansas and rest. But I will surely miss our morning talks and the freedom to eat dessert for breakfast with him!

Harvest is such a long and lonely time. I have it rather easy because John doesn't run the combine. But I am ready to have his focus back on us and not on the crops. We either make it or break it at this time of year and the stress is enormous on us all.

There is still lots of field work and maure hauling but the end is in sight!

I am busy planning Jaiden's fifth birthday party. She wants a pink cowgirl party. Daddy has orders to clean out the shop and get us some hay bales.

The weather man says there is a 100% chance of rain Saturday. We really need it. The dust is coating everything. The air is heavy and my windows are filthy! Jesus, bring the rain!