Last week, Alexander and I spent time downstate helping my parents harvest corn. He rode he combine with grandpa & held the wagon pin for grandma while I drove the tractor & auger wagon. The weather was perfect for long days in the field, lines were relatively short at the local elevator & the yields were respectable.
After saying good-bye to grandpa after one last round thru the fields, Xander said to me, "Mommy. This is good day for Xander." :)
I did not get many (any) 'people pictures' but here are a few images of fall/harvest from my lens.
the next row to be picked...
since I don't have natural 'farming instincts' to know where to be & when, the outstretched arm of the combine was my signal to pull the auger wagon beneath the spout. Better drop the camera & get back to work :)
dumping corn into the wagon CONNECTED to the dryer CONNECTED to the grain bins.
i even got the 'priviledge' of climbing up the bin's ladder to determine the height of the corn (fullness of the bin).
always glad to get my feet back on the ground.
a pile of corn = a farmer's dream