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One benefit to the wind….

While taking a break between loading trucks this morning, my uncle and I decided to go for a walk and hunt for arrowheads.  The wind has been blowing extremely hard here the last several days and has blown a lot of ground. We headed out to the field and about 15 minutes into our hunt my uncle yelled that he had found one.  I went over and had a look and found he had a Read More

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A bad day

I would imagine that anyone who has worked on a farm has had their fair share of screw ups.  I have for sure!  Fortunately for me, however, the above picture was not my mistake, really it wasn’t the mistake of my husband, either, even though he was the driver of the combine when this incident happened. It all started as a normal, fall October day.  My husband, Chad, had come out to the farm to Read More

Grama

Every bit helps….

It has been so arid in our country, the last measurable rainfall we saw was in July, and this winter’s snowstorms have fallen short only leaving us with a trace to maybe an inch of snow. A snowstorm was predicted for earlier this week, it had predictions to bring us 3″-5″ of snowfall, however, when the front finally arrived it only blew in freezing drizzle and a trace of snow.  Every little bit of moisture Read More

Over East

A name, a memory, a good match.

“The old Kral place or Over East”, that’s how we know which field we are talking about when we look at the above picture.  I hear it quite often about farmers, that most don’t label their fields by sections, or by roads, they label them by how they know them. When I first started coming home to help out with harvest, after I had moved away, I found it very difficult to navigate.  The grain Read More

Morning Deer

“Let nature breathe new life into you”

    Crisp, fresh, cool fall air……that’s what I get to breathe on those mornings in early November on my way to the farm.  On this specific morning, I came across this buck standing in the middle of the road.  It was just me and him, luckily I had seen him long before I got close and could slow the vehicle before we had a too close encounter.  As I started slowing I was sure he Read More

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“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come”

This turned out to be such a cool picture, and the quote couldn’t be more perfect for it!  I always try to get pictures through the mirrors, for some reason it just always seems to be a different view, different than taking a direct picture.  However, they never turn out, except for this one.  I bet I have deleted hundreds of pictures similar to this one, I always am snapping shots while sitting in the Read More

Drone Pictures

“A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by hard work, sacrifice and love”

I have to give full credit of this picture to my husband, he took this picture a couple of years ago during wheat harvest and it turned out so amazing.  I love venturing back through all my pictures and reliving each moment, good or bad, that took place during each photo. To set the stage for this photo, it had been a hot July day and we had just moved to this 120-acre field to Read More

Wheat harvest

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”

It is always the moments when I am by myself, out in the field with the quite peacefulness of nothing but the chirping of birds, and the smell of the fresh country air that I reflect on what an amazing life I have. My life isn’t perfect, and I am glad it isn’t.  Every mistake or problem I have had throughout life has been a lesson in making me who I am today.  Farming has Read More

Choose to Shine

Choose to Shine

I just love this picture I captured of a neighboring farmer’s sunflower field a couple years ago.  It isn’t just the amazingly vibrant yellows and oranges of the petals or the bright blue sky with the fluffy white clouds, it is the lone sunflower that stands with its head held high.  The other sunflowers appear to just be waking up to the day, their heads are hanging down to the ground and their petals are not fully Read More