I have a porch.
And on my porch is a swing borrowed from my brother.
And if I sit in the swing borrowed from my brother and gaze, I can see a small wheat field,
And in that small wheat field, today, is a combine harvesting the golden, ripe wheat.
And in the combine is my farmer man and my son.
And we are excited to start cutting wheat even though it is a crop that has struggled through drought and freeze and won’t produce the grain that some years it does.
For there’s just a feel about harvest. It has its own scents and excitement and food and mood.
Busy and tiring, yet precious and inspiring.
Bringing in this grain is the paycheck for us from our job. Many people take home a paycheck every two weeks, while we have approximately two weeks of harvesting to bring in our paycheck for the year.
We wouldn’t want it to be harvest time ALL the time~that would be much too exhausting. But all the same we anticipate its arrival.
I sit on my swing, the one borrowed from my brother, and I snap pictures and savor harvest time once again.
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We have wheat fields all around us where we live and I love to watch the farmers walk out, waist deep, to inspect their crop. I love how the wind moves across the golden stalks. Now I will think of those that reap their once a year paycheck (!!) and be ever more appreciative of the beauty.
We also have a corn field behind our house, not ours, but close enough to enjoy. I love living outside of town, surrounded by farms. It is such a joy for us.
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I love to watch the wheat field wave in the wind too. So beautiful. I was just thinking this morning that though I’m glad it’s harvest and it will be nice to get the wheat in, I will miss the wheat field right outside my window.
Corn fields are pretty too and it is fascinating to watch a combine feed corn into its header. We farm mostly wheat, but we do farm an irrigated circle and raise corn and soybeans.
I’m thankful to live in the country too.
Becky King says
Thanks for sharing harvest with us. It’s next best to sitting with you on the swing borrowed from your brother watching harvest with you. I never get tired of pics of combines and wheat fields. That last picture is a real winner.
There is just something about harvest. I love harvest pictures too. Alissa emailed me a couple from the field she was in yesterday and they’re just beautiful and stately.
The song “The God of Harvest Praise” always echoes through my soul at this time of year. What bounty His earth can produce. I commented to my man the other evening that though this years harvest is not splitting the bins, it is amazing at the production of the grain when we think about what all it has been through. God’s miracles are everywhere in His creation. A tiny seed bringing forth abundantly!
Jill Flory says
I miss Kansas. Most of the time I stay so busy I don’t have time to think about coming out there. But I really really would love to go to the water parks with you guys again! And sit on your porch with you. And do some shopping. And blog together. And just sit and chat. And see the kids play together again. Oh the miles between…
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