Wheat Harvest 2015 came to a close on Saturday.
The whole state of Idaho (and many surrounding states) are dealing with terrible fires, so Saturday was exceptionally smoky. I wanted to see how smoky it looked from the dry farm behind the house (where the combine was finishing up the last of the wheat harvesting).
The grain cart was waiting patiently up on the very top of the dry farm. Farmer Steven was in the grain cart most all of harvest. On Saturday he was working on other projects, so Valentin was helping out.
This is the view from the LOWER dry farm, looking down over the hay behind our house and at our house. Can you believe the smoke?
Andy has been our combine guy the past few years. He’s awesome and we love him. This older combine was bought for a super affordable price and we are happy it’s paid for. It had a couple of weird breakdowns this season, but has otherwise been an awesome investment and a piece of equipment we’ve loved having in our operation.
My third child, Hank loves to go with me wherever I go. He is getting ‘seasoned’ and cannot run up some of the steeper hills like he used to (if he does, he cannot walk the next day too well). I had him ride up the steep hill with me in the razor and honestly I think we both had a good time together!
We haven’t spent as much time riding the farm as we did last year and I was reminded in a hurry how much I loved ‘a different view – a broader perspective’ of my life and my world.
Surely do love where I live and the life I get to navigate through.
And as another harvest comes to a close, I’m so thankful for a husband who loves to work hard and for a lifestyle in an industry that I truly love and believe in.