I have been spending many hours in the combine the last little while.
The weather this fall has been very rainy and cloudy, so when it is sunny
we go will all the man (woman:) power we have.
So this year I get to drive the big green machine (John Deere for those
of you who are not farmers:)
Every day I have some little ones to keep me company.
It changes from day to day, sometimes from hour to hour.
But I am glad they come with me and that I can still spend time
with them in this busy season.
One day when Jesse was with me Mark informed me over the 2 way radio
that I might want to try to go down the next row backwards.
For those of my friends who are not farmers I will explain.
It is easiest for a combine to pick up a swath the way it was swathed.
If you don't, we call it going backwards down a row.
It sometimes doesn't work so well.
Am I making any sense?
So anyways, when Mark told me to try going backwards down
the row Jesse had this funny look on his face.
He looked at me and laughed, "It won't work to combine backwards.
The combine won't work if you go backwards!"
He was thinking Mark was telling me to drive in reverse down the row :)
It's moments like this that bring a light into a busy day,
a smile to a mamma's face.
So I want to know.
What have your kids said lately?
You know, those funny moments that just make you smile.
Maybe I can print out your comments and get Caleb to
read them to me in the combine tomorrow.
See if you can keep me entertained all day:)
Even if I don't know you, if you've been reading but haven't commented.
I'd love to hear from all of you.