It’s always fun when you receive comments from people you don’t know because it means someone is actually reading your blog. What’s even more fun is receiving a comment from someone you don’t know telling you they like your blog well enough to nominate you for an award. Thank you, C. J., and Food Stories Blog –http://www.foodstoriesblog.com for nominating me for the “Illuminating Blogger Award”. C. J. specializes in Food, Science, Recipes, Cooking & Stories about Food. If you love food and anything that has to do with food and recipes, visit her blog!
Now here’s how it works (copy/pasted from the website):
1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
4. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award.
5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/).
One Random Thing About Me:
I was a Girl Scout and loved everything about that organization and what it offers young girls!
My Blog Nominees:
My daughter’s blog - http://yensyphotos.wordpress.com/
Agriculture Proud - http://agricultureproud.com/
Great American Wheat Harvest - http://wheatharvestmovie.wordpress.com/
Pinke Post - http://www.pinkepost.com/
The Farmer’s Life - http://thefarmerslife.wordpress.com/
You’ll notice a common denominator with the above nominated blogs – Agriculture. We have got to tell our story to the American public before it’s too late. People need to be educated about where their food comes from and it’s not the grocery store shelves. Did you know your loaf of bread begins with the same wheat we cut from the farmer’s fields? Check ‘em out – you’ll learn something you never knew before – guaranteed!
Callie and I began the day (even before the coffee was done) with an attempt to catch a fish. If you notice, Callie is wearing a jacket. It started out cool and gradually got very warm today. And, you’ll also notice there isn’t a picture of me with a fish. Callie enjoys catching those little buggers! And…what matters more than that ? Certainly not the size of the fish!
Jim called just before lunch to tell us he wanted us to come to the farmer’s yard to help him unload Frank. He didn’t know if we’d be able to try cutting later this afternoon or not but wanted Frank unloaded – just in case. “It’ll just take us 15 minutes and it’ll be done” He was right – it didn’t take long. When we got to the yard, though, the New Holland Harvest Support pickup was sitting there. Apparently there was something Jim must have needed the guys to come to the combine to look at. So, we waited for 20 minutes or so after we got there before we began the unloading process. When that job was done, the girls and I headed back to the trailer for a bite of lunch. Jim called again about 1:30ish and said he was going to come by the trailer and pick me up. He thought there was a field that we MIGHT be able to cut.
Once he and I got back to the farmer’s yard, we hooked up the header, started Frank and made our way to the field. Jim cut just enough wheat to take a moisture test which revealed it was STILL too wet – 18-20%. There’s dry wheat mixed with the green wheat but more green than dry. Jim said what was dry was VERY dry. At least a couple more days to wait before we can even start something here. It’s tough driving to the farm and seeing combines rolling everywhere and there sits the yellow beast. I bet it feels like it’s being disciplined in some way. I think it’s just as anxious to get back in the field as I am! All this sitting is just. too. much!
So…what did we do after returning to the trailer house? Callie and I went fishing. And guess what? I FINALLY caught a fish. So what if it was a carp – it was still fun to catch! Callie’s already decided we better try our luck again in the morning.