The combines were out in full force today, slowly moving up and down the fields. Along with harvesting wheat, a few tractors were out raking the straw to get it ready for baling. Four wagon loads of small square bales left my place after I got home from work.
I am thankful for the beautiful golden wheat as I drive throughout the countryside. A sign of harvest, a sense of accomplishment and provision from the Lord.
Another overcast day with periods of sun but no combining. Weather forecast for Monday looks promising at this point. Farmers are so weather dependent and some of the most hopeful people I know.
As I walked the fields today(without the camera) I took time to stop and separate some wheat kernels from their casings. Can't get more local and fresh than that. Support your local farmer.
A long walk around the partially combined field, 57 pictures on the camera and now no excuse to put blogging aside. Its that time of year again when farmers are patiently weather watching and anxiously waiting to get the combine into the wheat fields to harvest. The crop is good in quality and quantity with better than expected moisture content. Thank everyone involved in providing the daily bread for your table.