Monday, August 11, 2008



As harvest progresses, I am thankful for a healthy crop and prayerful for the safety of those who are harvesting it.

I am also mindful that many farmers in the Midwest will not have a harvest this year.

While floods have never really been a problem for us in the middle of Montana, we have certainly felt the disappointment of a crop ruined by the forces of nature. That is why my heart is heavy when I think of the families who will struggle to put their lives back together and start again with next year's crop.

On a lighter note, I'll be answering some questions tomorrow. If you have one for me, leave it in the comments today.


Dawn said...

What is your daily routine like?

Have you considered putting your posts together into a book about raising country kids, being a farmer's wife, etc.?

Love your blog! Don't ever stop writing!

Rose Davis said...

I would also love to know your daily routine. I have been reading your blog for a while now and learning so much about cattle ranches and farming. I live in Maine with a tiny farm. I also homeschool. So our routines may not be that much alike but I think we may still get up at the same time. I have to be up by 4:30 to make breakfast for my husband. My husbands brother has Aspergers also~He is in his late 30's now and drives, reads,has a job and lives in his own apartment. He is doing just fine. He lives in the next town and we see him a lot. God bless you, Rose

Kelsey said...

I just found your blog and am so glad your harvest has gone OK!

Brother in Christ said...

Very nice photo of the combine filling the grain cart.

Question: What kind of header is on the combine? I realize it is a draper header, but what manufacturer, etc.?

Andrea said...

My good friend is moving to Montana this November. I am so extremly jealous.

I could only imagine how hard it must be for those midwestern farmers. I have a lot of friends down here who are farmers and they have had a tough year this year with their rice and bean crops. This weather is crazy.

How many kids go to the local public school?
We live in the middle of no where and there are 400 kids from Pre K-12 grade.

Anonymous said...

Great phots, once again!

What is the grain? Our grain harvest is over here, and the sweet corn harvest is winding down. (I have photos on my blog about the sweet corn harvest if you are interested.)

Does your husband drive the combine?


Anonymous said...

I love the mix of red and green machinery...feels like home. The crop looks great! I'm so glad you didn't get hailed out or anything. We have at least 2 months until we'll start picking corn. That's the only thing we have to harvest except for baling the alfalfa.
Great pix as usual, Erin!
Robin in MN

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