Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Harvest Is In The Books!

It is with great joy that I post today. Our harvest season is now in the books, which had started many weeks ago. At the early part of September we knew that it was going to be a long one for us, we just didn't know how long. Thankfully we are done and finished up last week. My thoughts and prayers go out to those farm families who are still working on shelling corn. The weather has been quite the challenge this fall for many, including us. Finally things are settling back down and I have been able to get most of my Christmas decorations up both inside and outside as well. After church I plan on getting the little things out and tweaking a little before I will be finally finished. Pictures will be coming in the future of my finished decorations. As you may know Christmas is my favorite holiday and I am very excited and full of happiness and joy when I decorate knowing that we are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior!

I will leave you this morning with some pictures of what it looked like during our harvest. You will even get to see what it is like to take a ride in the combine! :)

This is what the corn looks like after is goes through the combine and then out the back. Except here it looks like it missed a couple of cornels. Kinda cute huh :)

Ever wanted to know what it was like to stand in the middle of a corn field, where here it is! (lol) You can't even see our barn that is straight ahead next to the tree on the left of the picture!

Here comes my DH down the field again, hopefully this time he will stop and pick me up! hahaha

YEAH! He is going to stop and get me! I love to ride in the combine with him. :)

Well, unfortunately my loving husband is busy and does not turn around for a picture as I climb up in the combine with him, or maybe he doesn't want his picture taken? Hmmm~ He really is such a cutie!!! teeheehee

Well the combine is full now and we need to get it put into the semi truck, so here we go!!! I never get tired of seeing this beautiful yellow corn going into our trucks!

Alright, now this is what it looks like from the inside of our combine. It is just incredible to think that with just a few small seeds, lots of tender love and care and the grace of God that a beautiful crop of corn grows this large and gives so much bounty.

Well the truck is full now! Isn't it amazing!!! Time to go and get another truck to fill and send this one to be dumped in the grain bin to be dried.

So, how did you like your ride? Fun huh!!! As if you can't tell, I love being a farmer's wife and would not change it for the world. It has been something that I have known my whole life that I wanted to be, as well as a mother and be able to raise little ones with the love and respect that their daddy, mommy and grandparents have for the land and their passion for working with God's creation.

May you all have a very blessed day and I will be sure to post more pictures of my Christmas primitives.

Blessings and Perfect Prims,



Ann said...

Stacey, Glad that you are done. My best friend & her DH are a farm family so I understand your excitement. Have fun tweaking this afternoon and the company of your DH! ~Ann

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

WOW, I really enjoyed the ride!! I used to live with my g'parents during summer vacation and worked in the peach orchards and cotton fields. It was hard work but I loved it. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories.

Rooster Inn Primitives said...


thanks for the ride. Loved it. Never been in a combine before. There is a field across the road from me. Every other year the farmer plants corn and the next year soy bean. I've seen the combine he rides in but never seen it empty out. Really neat how it all happends. Enjoy your Christmas decorations.

Have a blessed Sunday

Lisa said...

Hi Stacey,

Cameron and I absolutely LOVED the ride in yur combine!! It was neat seeing the process and all of the pictures. The only thing that Cameron missed was a picture of you. He kept saying "Where is Stacey?" Anyway, hope you all are getting some much needed rest. We love you and miss you both!!

Lisa, Shawn and Cameron

P.S. This is from Cameron ~
i love u , miss un kfghjdfgsdssjoyoklstsdtstg

Farm Field Primitives said...

I'm so glad your harvest was a safe one and that it is done. We finished a couple of weeks ago so I completely understand the relief you are feeling. I am always amazed too that they can plant those little seeds in the spring, they can grow into a beautiful field, and that semi loads of those little seeds are produced in the fall. God is wonderful!! Enjoy your day and can't wait to see pics.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Stacey, Thanks for share this post. It was awesome, obviously for someone who came from the Caribbean and never see something like this. It was nice seeing this process, I really enjoy all of the pictures.

Buttercup said...

Glad all went well with the harvest and so glad to see you posting! I've never even been close to a grain harvest, so this was a real treat for me.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Its so nice to see you posting again! I'm so glad that your harvesting is done and you will have more time to visit and blog.

Your christmas pics so far look great, but I will look forward to seeing more. It is also my favortie time of the year, for the same reason you said. I just wish that more people realized how blessed we are to have a Heavenly Father that loves us so much. What a precious gift Jesus is for us everyday!
Have a great week!

Country Whispers said...

Stacey, glad to see that you are finished with the harvest. Loved taking the ride with you and your husband. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the pictures of the harvest so much - my grandparents farmed and these pictures brought back memories :) I enjoy following your blog, can't wait to read your next post..

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