It’s too quiet in here!
It was just a week ago yesterday morning that Jamie and Eli showed up and we also began the long days of harvest in Colorado. What a week it’s been! The hours long but the days together oh so good!
The Colorado harvest came to an end about 3:00 yesterday afternoon…just before the rains. We didn’t get much rain. Just enough, though, that it would have stopped us if we hadn’t been done. And the wind blew about 50 mph. A good thing prior to the rain. It blew a lot of the field dirt from the belly of the Beast. Maybe it helped make the next job a little easier for Jim.
Curt, Jamie and Eli left this morning. So, my heart is hurting…again. The kids tell me I’m a pessimist because I dwell on the goodbyes. I say it’s just cuz I’m a mom. I guess I just need to learn to stop wearing my heart on my sleeve and suck it up. But I can’t. The other morning, I told Chad I was laying in bed that particular morning thinking about how wonderful it was to have the kids around. I told him it must be what Heaven is like. He agreed with me. When they were little and always around, I didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. It was so much fun having them here. Seeing the equipment through Eli’s eyes and just how excited he would get when he rode with me in the combine. He loves his “go go’s”, that’s for sure!
Callie and I are at the Cottage for a bit this morning. I threw in a load of wash and did the dishes. Not so much because they needed to be done but to just stay busy. I sit here and think about the noise and the activity that was happening just a few hours ago and it makes me sad all over again. Soon, we’ll get our stuff gathered together and head out to the combine and start the process of getting the machinery cleaned and loaded for the trip to Jordan. Doesn’t seem right. The summer is winding down. We’ll leave Colorado in the morning. So…more goodbyes. The farmer and his family have become our family – even more so this year. The goodbye will be hard.
Because we were so busy over the week, I didn’t take the time to post. It was too late and the mornings were too full. In a nutshell, the Colorado harvest was phenomenal! I asked Jack if it was the best and he said it ranked right up there. I’m so happy for them! I guessed a 50 bushel average. I still don’t know what the final is. We’ll know more after all the truck tickets have been added. There were over 100 truck loads of wheat hauled and thousands of miles driven. When I know the final numbers, I’ll share. In the meantime, here’s a few pictures from the week.
Pray for safety for us the next several days!
The best pit crew a girl could have! I hit an electric fence post with the right side of my header first thing in the morning. The guys straightened the sickle bar and replaced sections for me. They tried to get me back in the field before Jim returned from the elevator but they were just a few minutes too long. 🙂 Thanks, guys, you’re the BEST!
The post I hit and the piece of metal Wes ran through his machine – all at about the same time. Then, we later found a small swimming pool in the field.
Eli LOVED his chicken leg!