I know I say this all the time, but I absolutely love this time of year. It's the busiest part of my life but a good busy. Wouldn't have it any other way! I haven't been bored since the day I was born and I don't plan on it anytime soon!
We're into harvest full swing, the leaves are changing colors and the weather is perfect. It's been 72 degrees and sunny the last several days with cooler, crisp evenings. I've been running around like a mad woman just soaking it all up. This time of year, it doesn't matter what you're doing outside; even if it's just picking weeds, it's enjoyable!
I've been busy doing all things possible outside and helping with harvest when needed. I haven't had a lot of time to work on much for the blog. I really do enjoy the agriculture-heavy posts and sharing our family farm with you, though. It's what I love and spring and harvest is when you're going to hear and see a lot of it. Through the ups and the downs, I enjoy every moment of harvest season and it really is my ultimate high.
From preparing and eating meals with my new family in the fields, going on parts runs, accompanying my husband in the semi to the grain elevator, running the grain cart, riding in the combine with my husband in hopes he will turn me loose same day (ha!), soaking up the beautiful scenery, late night chats with my mother in law as we follow the guys with our flashers to make sure they make it back to the mill safely to sinking into my cozy bed at night after a long day of running around.
It's just the best. And I can't get enough of fit!
Typically on the first day of harvest we all get our cameras out and take lots of pictures and then after time goes on, we are caught up with being busy that we forget to take a lot of pictures! It's kind of like having lots of pictures of your first child but then after the 2nd and 3rd, they kind of dwindle! Luckily, these days we have the luxury of our iPhone cameras to snap pics during down time.
I've recently become more acquainted with the Instagram app, hash tags and connecting with others in farm communities. It's a way to stay connected with others through pictures. By creating a hash tag (#) with your picture/post, you are compiling it into a pool of other pictures across the world with the same hash tag. Once you create the hash tag, it turns on a link for you to click on. I've recently discovered what hash tags were and how you can use them just with the last few weeks! Before I thought they were really annoying but now I can see how you turn them into a useful tool. I've even gained couple of new followers here on the blog with my hash tag.
My favorite hash tag to follow right now is #harvest13. At the end of the day when I'm winding down before bed or waiting in the tractor or truck, I scroll through all the other pictures people are posting from their harvest! It's so fun. I know, I'm an ah nerd. To each his own, right? :)
I probably won't be creating a lot of new blog posts these next few weeks as there is a lot to get done around with harvest and the farm before the cold weather hits. Be sure to stay in touch via Facebook and Instagram! Thanks again for all your love and support! I will do my best to stay in touch these next few weeks.