Friday marked the end of a three-week chopping season
for Eddie and the guys on the harvest crew!
They logged hundreds of hours on hundreds of acres over more than a dozen farms in the area.
We're so grateful for another bountiful harvest and God's merciful protection over the guys,
in spite of a rather serious accident that happened.
I think we all breathe a big sigh of relief when this job is behind us!
Nicholas was so excited to get to ride with Papa in the chopper,
and he ended up spending hours in that cab!
This is one of the very best parts of farm life: our children getting to work with their Papa.
When the guys were working on our farm, we took four wheeler rides out to the fields.
The kids always fight over who gets to sit in the front and "help" drive!
It looks like Hadassah won this round :)
Our farm has almost no flat fields, and sometimes I get a little anxious when I ride along on the hills!
But the view sure is beautiful!
One of my jobs as farm wife is making food for the guys.
I often ask Eddie what I should make, and he usually says "sandwiches"!
I usually scoff at the idea, but when he suggested these tomato mozarella pesto sandwiches (with bacon), I decided that wasn't such a bad idea after all!
We miss having Papa at home in the evenings, so sometimes we'll go out to the fields with food
and go for a ride!
The children squeeze side-by-side on the floor while I take the buddy seat,
and we all watch in fascination as the huge head devours the long stalks of corn.
Every year, Eddie ties one ear of corn to the side rail of the chopper.
Who said men don't like to decorate?!
Taking photos of the harvest and the scenery is therapeutic for me.
Occasionally, I can get video footage for Eddie to use in his seed dinner meetings in the fall!
My favorite shots are when the chopper is breaking through the end of the row!
Sometimes, we throw down a blanket and break out the watermelon...
....and then stuff our face full and cheese for the camera!
And THIS is how we all feel at the end of harvest!