"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Feeding my soul

Here The Farmer is planting a cover crop of Rye to help the soil thru winter

On occasion The Farmer asks me to help him... Some times it's baling hay, other times it's just running, fetching or following... He's about finished harvesting and planting for this year. Last week he needed me to help him as he moved equipment from a farm he rents back to our home farm. He asked me to bring the truck with food n diesel for him to refuel quickly. Wish I could say I'm like my friend Janie who brings crock pots of warm comfort out to the fields. Nope. I bring cold subs n Gatorade.
And my camera. Because truth be; I'm feeding my soul while I'm refueling him.

Kinda like jets refueling on the fly, huh? Diesel from a tank in truck bed goes into tractor while sub's swallowed FAST.
This pic is 2 yrs old but I LOVE IT

Combining soybeans w/chaff falling back out while beans go in the hopper.

This trip I was trying out my new zoom lens and having lotsa fun.
I freakin' ADORE where we live!
I grew up closer to Washington DC and my soul sings in the open countryside up here.
Old red barns, historic homes and cute critters abound...
These pics were all taken from my truck as I followed him home.

That's no sheep. Mama that's a llama!

Chug, chug chug, he's almost home... There's the Farmer's workshop just over yonder hill.

My soul is well fed.

Wishing you a feeling of abundance today, my friends!
Linking to these wonderful farm blog hops as well:


Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful photos of the countryside and I like your hubby's bumper sticker! :)

Vintage Country Girl said...

Amen sister! LOVE your hubbie's bumper sticker...No Farms, No food. That's about right...wish everyone got on board with that!

My uncle has a gleaner combine just like that that he uses for beans right around us.

Your pictures are great. Very small town, very peaceful!

Holly said...

Beautiful photos...so glad you shared. The country is such a soul filling place. Aren't we blessed to live where we do?
God bless the farmer...and his family!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh thank you for feeding my soul...and I so get that, and the term is so right.

Sunday I went walking..away from our postage size lot neighborhood to an old farm....I took pictures, I smelled the scent of cattle...I went back to simpler times, I feed my soul...I will use that term when I post my pictures

Great post....blessings to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Swing by Barn Charm & link up these barn pics if you'd like... we're having a barn party! =)

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

Love all of your rolling hills dotted with pops of red barns!!!
You sure do have an gorgeous canvas to practice on!
Next fall I'm packin my (camera) bag and coming down...Though might have to be sooner, another rooster wants a ride south..hehe...

: )

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your photos and especially the barns and equipment. Thanks for remembering to bring the camera with the subs ;)