Harvest season is going down right now as you probably have noticed if you have driven through any rural community in the last few weeks. Lots of wagons, tractors and combines on the road this month. So far we have managed to get our edible beans off as well as a bit of corn and some soy beans, but we still have lots of corn and soy beans left to take off so fingers crossed for no more rain. Hannah & Lyla kept Dad company in the combine on the weekend and Penelope has been “helping” him out this week. It took me a few seasons to really appreciate this season, because as any farm wife/mom knows you don’t see your husband very much.
Over the years though, I have come to truly love this time of year. I like seeing the girls get excited to go to the field and spend quality time with Dad or get excited to bring him out dinner or lunch. I respect the way that Tony and his parents work so hard together to get the crops off and shipped and I appreciate my role in this busy season as well. As a self proclaimed feminist for most of my life trust me when I say that this is the LAST thing I thought I would be doing as a “grown up”. Staying home with my kids and not working out of the home? Driving meals to a field for my husband? Running the household so my husband has the freedom to work as many hours as needed? Believe me, I would have loved to have seen the reaction a 20 year old version of me would have had if you told me this was going to be my future. I would NOT have believed you. But that’s the beauty of life isn’t it? It always surprises you. Here I am, incredibly blessed to be a part of this farm. I love this way of life and I’m proud of what we do. I love creating this life with my husband for our family.
So happy harvest season to all those men and women working their tails off in the fields over this next couple months and also a big cheers to the men and women in the homes assisting their family through this busy time of year.