the day i became a real farm wife
On the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend Joel asked me if I could help him take the combine out to the field. I was a little surprised because other than bringing food and little boys out to the field, I really don't help out much around the farm. I am not one of those farm wives...at least not yet. So we headed over to the farm with the boys and he told me I was going to drive his pickup truck and pull the combine header (the long thing on the front of the combine that cuts the wheat) out to the field while he drove the combine. What?! That is a big responsibility for this little city girl turned farmer's wife. I have never driven anything that big before. I mean, I've driven Joel's truck but not while pulling an extra 30 feet of equipment that could take out a car...or a house if I wasn't careful. He gave me a few turning instructions and we were off. Thankfully the field wasn't too far. I successfully made my two turns without plowing anything over. Griffin even got to ride along and witness the day I became a true farm wife. I think he was proud of his mama. ;)
After Joel hooked up the header we all piled into the combine to test out the wheat.
This was Griffin's first ride. He screamed when we first got in...I think he was a little scared. I sat him on the floor next to Levi to watch the action and Levi held his hand.
Melt my heart.
I hope these brothers grow up to be best friends.
Levi told Griffin all about wheat harvest and everything that was going on. I wish I would have written down some of the things he was saying. He would say things like, "That's the wheat, Griffin!" and then look at Griffin and laugh. Griffin just took it all in.
Both boys had their eyes glued on daddy and everything he was doing. Wheat harvest is awesome...but they really think their daddy is awesome.
That night we had a family date in the combine. They were sweet moments with my boys that I will never forget.
Griffin's first combine experience started out a little rough, but by the end he was loving it. I have a feeling that pretty soon Joel will have two boys begging to go to work with him.
It is so funny to hear Levi talk about the farm. Sometimes I think he knows more than I do from spending time with his daddy. And I'm pretty sure before I know it he will be the one hauling the combine header out to the field.
Just so you know...most of the farm wives around here would think it was no big deal to haul the combine header to the field. They are hardcore. But to me...big deal. The day I felt like I became a real farm wife. And I just had to brag to someone! :)