The Agronomist hasn't been himself lately.
He has been a little stressed.
He has been a little preoccupied.
He's a farmer. A part time farmer.
But if his heart were a pie colour chart, it would read 99% farmer.
What The Agronomist hoped would be a crop that could possibly fill the record books?
Wasn't doing anyone any good, still out in the field.
Don't count your chicks and all that....
So despite very high moisture content,
The Agronomist decided to throw caution to the wind and started harvesting his wheat.
The above picture is the first one we were sent via his blackberry.
Harvest 2011 had begun.
The first night went well into the morning.
With rain a constant off and on companion harvest has been very unpredictable.
Once again rain was in the forecast so they harvested as long as they possibly could.
This picture was taken at 4:30 am.
Just a few hours later,
this was taken at sunrise while waiting for the combine to return.
Sleep is not a luxury to be had during harvest.
I've always told The Agronomist, that farmer's are the biggest gamblers out there.
Once they plant the crop and make sure it has the nutrients it needs,
Mother Nature is given a free hand to do as she wishes.
No wonder The Agronomist is often stressed out.
What with all these woman in his life calling the shots,
I'm not sure how he gets out of bed in the morning.
But I'm guessing he'd say this is a great reason to throw back the covers.
There is a huge smile on the other side of this photo,
This my friends, is what every farmer dreams about.
As Eldest asked her father on facebook...
So this means we're having a Christmas this year?
I'm thinking the answer will be yes : )
Come to think of it...
I always did love Kenny Roger's...
...you got to know when to hold em, know when to...
PS All shots are SOOC sent to us via email from The Agronomist's Blackberry!
There is definitely more than one photographer in this family : )
Did I mention on his Blackberry?
This post will be linking up with
Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday's Fall Break