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2018 Wheat Harvest #1

20180612_154134We began harvesting wheat on June 12th this year and as I type this post to this point it has went pretty well.  We didn’t plan on beginning so early  but that’s how farming goes.  You plan one thing and the opposite will happen.  The warm and windy days prior to the 12th made it so the wheat was ready to harvest sooner than later!

The first day Milton was able to harvest around 40 some acres on the field we call North of Charles.  That field we finished up on the 13th around 4:30 and headed to the field we call Disposal well.  Don’t you love the “names” we give our fields?   Some are named after landowners or where they are located from the farm. If you call it something else you could end up in a totally different location than where the combine is!  So pay attention!

I spent the first day not helping but the second day I left my town job early to weigh trucks at our home storage.  We fill our grain bins with the grain so we can pick when to sell it and haul to the elevator.  We farm within 5 miles of the farm so that is quite convenient for us.

We do crop share with some of our landowners so that grain is hauled to the grain elevator when it is harvested.  This takes longer obviously because there is a short drive but also the time to wait in line with the rest of those hauling grain!

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I totally didn’t plan well for this wheat harvest like I did in 2017.  I did buy meat and did a little menu options but didn’t prep ANY food.  I regret that now, but May was not my month personally!  The first night we had a wonderful one pot meal!  Roasted chicken & veggies then the second night it was tacos and rice!  Nothing fancy the longer harvest goes on! 🙂 Tonight will probably be take out or leftovers

By the end of our second day of wheat harvest 2018 we were able to cut around 140 acres I think.  Come Wednesday the third day my husband decided that he wasn’t ready to miss his daughter’s softball games.

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He climbed out of the combine, stopped harvesting, and headed five miles into town to watch her play.  Some day I know that she will really appreciate this effort on his part.  She is lucky to have a Dad that is active in her life!  He might miss the one Friday night but he will be there in spirit and my pics/videos!  We enjoyed the game and they won 20 to 5!

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Julie


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VVDDP – 2018 Edition – Scavenger Selfie Date Challenge

It’s been six years since we began our tradition of having a couples dinner party in February.  The excitement as the date approaches always gets me into such a fun mood!  I will admit there are moments of frazzled Julie but I just turn some music on and dance in my kitchen to remember to have fun!  The evening has never disappointed in the entertainment or laughter department with this group of friends!

POST #1 from this years event can be found here!

VVDDP 2018

This year we decided to start the fun about 30 days prior to the party!  Most of the time we like to get the couples to spend time together doing something together, whether it be before, during, or after our gathering.  This year we sent them on Scavenger Selfie Date Challenge! I was inspired by this blog post I found on Pinterest!

The rules included ten topics for them to obtain selfies and send to me prior to the party.  I then put them into a powerpoint presentation, with each couple choosing a song for me to play during their slides.

Right here is where I am going to make a suggestion.  DO THIS!  GO out and and play this game with your partner or friend or other couples.  I can not tell you HOW much I laughed, felt sappy, laughed again and felt inspired to put FUN back in my own marriage! Even if you don’t  normally do things like this…. DO IT!

Milton & I did choose to head out one day to try this experience after seeing all our friend’s selfies/photos!  I am using our photos for the blog post.  We had such a good time doing the entire challenge together.  I think we might do similar things in the future to keep our connection & laugh more often!

Click on the photo to read more about each photo!

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Here’s an explanation of the slides. I feel it’s needed!

VVDDP Instructions

You will notice we do not have a #2 or #10 in our slideshow.  We did do a #10 and figured it would work for #2 as well.  We laughed so much while creating it that it’s an epic memory for sure!  I could post it but feel that my husband would probably get some major razzing about it and although he doesn’t care, I tend to be protective of my family.  The best part about it was that he came up with the initial idea and then we kind of worked together to create it.  Let’s just say…. It’s rated G, very G. Think…..

Ward & June from Leave It to Beaver… but I’m pretty sure you won’t be picturing it right! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by & know that friends a  blessing in life, so come together often, allow them to inspire and lift you up!  Have fun and love your partner!

Julie