Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated!

With apologies to Mr Twain for the theft of his wording........
Yes it's been a while since I last had time to post. We have been oh so busy with harvest. I have some corn to move around yet but it's 'all on wheels'. That's a farmer term meaning the crop has all been picked but as yet has not been unloaded from the vehicle it is in, ie, a truck, combine, wagon or what have you.
Yes we're done. It's officially 'too late' to be picking corn.
The weather is glorious. I love this weather and it is the main reason we stay in Nebraska. October and November weather is the reward for staying here year after year and letting nature take her little pot shots at you like drought, too much rain, heat, cold, rain, sleet, snow, ice, humidity, tornados, and on and on and on.....
We are getting to thirty something at night and about 60 for a high during the day. It's 'where's my sweatshirt?' weather. Every morning you must rerun yesterday's activities to try and remember where you were when you suddenly got too hot and shucked your coat.
The grass is still green, the fields are reduced to light brown stubble, and the leaves are all changing colors and the air is so very crisp in the mornings. It's hard to get enough of it sucked in when you first step out in the morning. The air, and the way it smells, strikes me and makes me think the same thought each morning. "It would appear I've gotten away with it." 'IT', being living on the same farm since I was born and being able to see nothing but land and trees and crops and family members and those blasted deer...and little else.
Except for deer season, Marilyn and I get up and walk to the door to see who drove in. We will sometimes go weeks at a time with no traffic at all by our house. It is a long private drive with little to draw folks down to our house, except hunters, who help us control the population of the little hood ornaments.
I'm mostly saying that we are blessed. It's been a good harvest, everyone finished with the same number of appendages they started with, and I was lucky enough to have 3 brothers who come back (or out) to the farm for harvest, to help me each year. The stories abound, the food is good, very good, thanks to Marilyn, and we set a record for this farmer, getting his crop out this early.
There is a lot of field work and record keeping to do, but for now, the sun has set on the great crop of 2006.

As you were.


1 plus twins said...

i didn't think you were dead i thought that performance underwear was keeping you really busy! lol

Anonymous said...

I'm mostly saying that we are blessed.

With that comment and that beautiful sunset Cliff........ Amen.

Britmum said...

I shall look forward to trying some of that corn if it reaches these parts. Beautiful post and I can't imagine anything more beautiful than were you live.

I am ticking along nicely, thank you Cliff for asking.

Take care xx

Jim said...

Lois (sister) said corn prices are up this year too! Guess it is helping the farmers if we burn it as an alternative fuel?
That's a pretty sunset. Be sure to give us a picture of the first snow out your back door.

Miki said...

I for one, for give you for not blogging, you are a busy man. Glad that your family is that close in miles and heart to still help with the harvest. The family comes home for the harvest, must be really cool to tell and hear the stories, aside from actually doing the work. Good luck with the rest of the ending of yet another season, and you are lucky, CLiff, you have everything there! Thanks for stopping by and for the thoughts and prayers for Scott.

Gette said...

What? Harvest keps you busy? Nah!
The iPastor works on a soil sampling crew every fall, and can frequently be seen listening to his iPod in a little white truck on the fireld approach, waiting for the stalk choppers to come out.
I also want to be there with a camera when Britum tries some of that corn. ;)

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Nice post Cliff. Good job on getting the crop in. Just remember - you live in a great part of the country.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

By the way, you should make money this year, since I didn't "help"

JunieRose2005 said...

the sun has set on the great crop of 2006. <<<

And,Oh, what a glorious one!


Rachel said...

I was beginning to wonder about you Cliff, thinking maybe you were lost in a corn maze. I guess it'd be real hard to lose you in corn though, wouldn't it?

Welcome back to blogland. I have missed you.

Angie said...

came by way of Mandi & Bossy

What a beautiful post!

Makes me miss those mornings of taking in the crisp air as your face is first hit upon opening the front door....

beautiful picture


Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Wow, Cliff! That was a GREAT read - you ARE blessed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

So, it was Samuel C. who coined that phrase??? I thought it was Fidel Castro when he used it this morning. Huh? ;P

nora said...

Congratulations on a successful harvest. It is a beautiful life.

John Goerzen said...

Cliff, we know you've been growing corn for a long time. Saying "shucked your coat" really shows what's on your mind.

I like it.

Nice sunset, too.

Jamie Dawn said...

Well done.
Blessing is something we sometimes take for granted, but at times it hits us just how great life can be and has been. Enjoy the remainder of this beautiful weather before the harsh cold sets in.
Make sure you have your coat handy for those chill-you-to-the-bones days ahead!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

so I am glad all appendgaes are in tact..

lovely photo cliff..

i missed ya while u was manning the fields;)

Jerry said...

This time of the year, I knew where you were. Glad you're all done. It's Miller time! That's a great photo too, BTW.

It's been a rainy fall here in Indiana. We are about three full days from completion of the corn crop. But we're expecting more rain tomorrow. Dad is going to have a full blow conniption fit if we don't get done pretty soon.

Claire said...

Beautiful photo! Love to hear how you're doing.


Paul said...

Great post. Great picture. In your prose I saw a picture of great satisfaction.

LZ Blogger said...

Funny Cliff! But what a GREAT SHOT! ~ jb///

Britmum said...

Nice Cliff real nice about that mask.

(Lots of sobbing in the corner)

JUST A MOM said...

BEAUTIFUL ,,, I LOVE IT. Aas allways Cliff you write so nicely. just stoppin by, glad I did.

Britmum said...

Cliff you are forgiven, thanks hehehehehe!! I decided to add more stuff to my blog just to confuse you. LOL Got to keep the Farmer confused.

Take care and Happy Halloween!! xx

Rhodent said...

You live in a beautiful part of the country! GReat sunset picture... How about sending a LITTLE of your cooler weather this way?!?

Bossy♥'s YOU said...



TamWill said...

Beautiful sunset! I've said it before and it rings true Cliff, You own a slice of heaven!

**Silvermoon** GEL said...

lol to the 1st commenter!
Glad good harvest and bros' support.
Gorgeous sunset!

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