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Bits & Pieces from our Kansas Farm


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Dinner Tables

Dining room tableThe table that sits in our home is one of my “treasures” when I think of our home and it’s furnishings.  It’s not an antique, it was bought just about six years ago brand new.  It’s not scuffed up too much and it normally has a tablecloth covering it.  The “treasure” part of it really is in my mind and heart I suppose.

For when I look at it, I can imagine my family sitting all around it.  I can recall laughter and jokes, jabs among siblings, youngsters not wanting to finish their food, and dessert being served.

My mother used to always say when asked what she wanted for Christmas or birthday or something of that sort, “just my family together.”  I’ve always enjoyed having my family together but as I age I realize my Mother was onto something.  The material gifts I used to long for and the latest gadget in my hand fall to the wayside in comparison to time.

Time with the individuals I call family. The ones that have picked up on my characteristics or look like me, the ones that fell in love and married my daughters, and especially the ones that have only known me a short while, my grandchildren.

BW family

The dinner table has leaves that we can add so we all fit around it.  Today the family met, just shy of two, so the leaves were not needed.  But as the grandchildren grow and we all come together all the leaves will need to be placed in the table. Quite possibly a card table set at the end someday. I look forward to those days and feel blessed to have all my children live nearby.

It is a good place to be.  Sitting at the table, making memories with those I love.  May they always come home to the dinner table.

Grace is a gift,

Julie


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Corn Planting 2017- All To Help!

The farmer called up one evening last week and said “have PV bring the corn seed down to the field, I’m ready to refill.”  I was just about ready to start supper, so glad he called before I was in the middle of that!  We loaded up in the mule and headed that way.  She was stoked to get to drive the mule of course!

 

farmkid mule

She attempted to lift the 50 plus pound bag off the back but just couldn’t do it.

So she took the job of opening the bag for Dad!

PVMV Corn

The treated corn seed is loaded into the planter.

Corn seed

Once he has most of the  “boxes” filled he spreads out the remainder between the boxes.  That became PV’s job!

farmkid corn seed

When she was a little reckless and spilled some I said “Hey!  That’s money your leaving all over!”  I had to do my part too!

She took me back up the field and I drove the pickup with the fertilizer tank down to him.  He needed to add fertilizer as well.  He is doing that in the next photo.

fertilizer farm corn

 

This is the day he was able to get 61 acres of corn planted.  Since then it has rained so planting has come to a halt.  Until right later this afternoon.  He will be heading to a new field to get some more corn planted!

While it was too wet he had to do some repairs on a tractor.  Headlights are sometimes needed since farmers don’t normally work 9 to 5.

They will probably come in handy tonight!

Milton plans to plant  245 acres of corn this year in all.  We pray that goes well and is a safe planting season for him!

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie