Sunday, November 13, 2005
I love taking pictures of farm scenes, especially those that have something special to show. Like this approaching storm. I was harvesting corn for a neighbor and saw this frontal system looming on the horizon.
Speaking of the unusual, today, I worked a milo field. This being the first day of Pheasant hunting season, I observed a cock pheasant running through the milo stalks. These birds are smart. They fly only when necessary. Otherwise, they run to escape their predator. Well, this bird must have been short a few feathers in the intelligence department. An hour later, I saw this wierd looking cock pheasant, minus his long tail feathers. This time, he flew away to escape my presence. I figured he must have hidden in the stalks when my tractor and disc ripper passed by. A disc must have knicked his behind. He's one lucky bird. An inch or two in either direction, and...
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Having no disinterested third party to come along and offer to take a complete family portrait, we took two photos. Ben's friend, Anna, second from left, took the first picture.
Her first Kansas wheat harvest experience, Anna dove right in and helped out with driving the tractor and grain cart, moving personnel and vehicles where needed.
Jessica, minus hubby, Tom, was able to stay the weeklong harvest routine as well. Too bad Tom missed out on her culinary contributions.... By the way, we are ready to make plans to add Tom to the list of harvest helpers next year.