Thursday, May 20, 2010

Many seeds went in the ground today!

Many hands (plus some heavy equipment!) make light work......

My parents and Jacob and I have been working out in the fields this week, as I think I've mentioned before. With the guys being gone cleaning grain so long in the spring, it's a mad rush to get our seeds in the ground once they're done helping everyone else.

This is Mother driving the big tractor, working under an alfalfa field with the Wishek disc...


Jacob and I rushed ahead of her to the places where the rock piles used to be and cleaned up the few remaining rocks: (Do you see the rock flying through the air?)

The railroad took a total of 24 rock piles off of one quarter of land--plus took a few piles from another field. We hope they'll come back this fall to get the rest!

Below is one of the used-to-be-rock-pile sites:
I didn't get a picture of Dad working, because he was in another field, but he got most of the wheat planted today. Hooray! Tomorrow, Lord willing, the corn will go in the ground. Then there's the durum, and the oats......


Did I ever tell you all that my goat, Tulip kidded the other day? Well, she did! Here she is pictured with her two kids, Roger and Osborne. :) Roger's really tiny, so we have to make sure he gets enough milk at each chores...
These two snuggle-bugs are Andrew's kids. They enjoy curling up in the grain troughs!
I have several more pictures I'd like to share, but it's almost tomorrow already, and I am tired after a long day of planting in the garden and working in town, so I'll wish you all a good night; leave you with a quote; and be off to dream land. ~
"God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them. "
PS. It was so good to have Andrew at home with us last night and you know what? He even took the time to fix our Internet problem last night! (Thank you brother.)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Dear Cora

This is a wonderful post! I love the pictures- yes, I think I see the rock flying through the air :P

It must feel good to have got all that planting done! I trust that it will be a good harvest all round!

The kids are SO cute! I love the photo of them curling up in the grain trough. :)

Hope you and the family are all having a good night's rest after such a busy day.

God bless you.
Lots of love,
Rachel*

Miss Jen said...

Awww.... beautiful farm life indeed! :)

Hannah said...

Dear Cora,
Sounds like you have been keeping busy :)
Wow! That's a HUGE tractor your Mom is driving. The farmers "next door" (next field- rather :) use big equipment like that too.
I suppose one has to when planting so many acres.

Yes, you did mention Tulip kidded, why did you repeat yourself?--just kidding, no I don't think you did mention it :P
(just so you know, I'm not one to use the word kidding in that way :D)

They are very *cute* little kids :) As are Andrew's too. I love it when baby goats find such snugly places to rest!

I like that quote. I am going to add it to my "Quoats" page that I have on our computer :)
Glad your internet is fixed :D

~Hannah~

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

Very cute kids! I like the pictures!
~Grace

Stephanie Ann said...

They are so cute!