|working into the night to finish a field of corn|
We were at a cattle event a couple weeks back where we heard from a southern Illinois farmer that his average corn yield for all of his fields was 10 bushels. Pretty sad what weather can do to a farmer's livelihood.
We're blessed to be living in an area that boasts some of the most fertile soil in the entire world and we thank God for that.
|My view of Chris in his combine when I pull up along side him with my|
tractor so he can transfer corn from his machine to my wagon
She turned 56 this year!
|Chris & his mom at her birthday dinner|
They did, however, have an abundant supply of freshly baked apple cider donuts and you'd better that believe we brought home our fair share of them. Few smells scream fall as much as apple cider donuts do and I cannot wait for Chris to get home so he can enjoy one for the first time. While at the orchard, we picked up a few pumpkins, potted mums, and some old-fashioned brined pickles.
|some of our purchases|
The weather was my kind of perfect today, with a light wind that brought with it a slight bite, hinting at what's to come. I cannot wait for temps to stay like this. It was nice to get away and have a fun autumn day that didn't involve the cab of a tractor.. not that I'm complaining! Honest! :)