Friday, September 05, 2008

A Farmer: Out Standing In His Field


My Dad liked to play with words. He would make fun of newspaper articles that were incorrectly spelled or had the wrong meaning of the word. If we were driving through the country side he would say: "There is a farmer who is out standing in his field, he also is outstanding in his field. Here my eldest grandaughter is with me as I check for soybean aphids. The picture was taken a while back. We are both out standing. In the field.




The bottom pic is of another of our grandaughters, she is on the birthday present that Grandma and Grandpa gave to her a few weeks ago.
We should have kept this horse. It was the only equine on the farm that wasn't burning hay.

ALSO: I have a tree that has grown up enough to be in the way of my computer's view of the satelite. That is what I'm using as an excuse for not blogging enough. I'll try to do better. Anyone wanting to help sacrifice a tree in the name of technology, contact me. It's a siberian elm so don't worry, I can grow another fifty footer in two years.


23 comments:

Gette said...

I may have to come get some seedlings from that thing.

Paul Nichols said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! Wait till B'stock 09 and I'll come and get a coupla seedlings, too.

Then we'll have some elms out standing in our back yard. And that will remind of us you, an outstanding blogger.

I don't care what the others say about you.

Rachel said...

The soybeans look tall.

I like the horse that your grandaughter is riding. Cute!! I'll bet she likes the live ones better though!

So glad to see a post Cliff. I thought maybe you had been working too hard, with no time to blog! Say Hi to Marilyn!

Ralph said...

Siberian elm, huh? I thought so said you had a tree, not a weed, blocking your satelite dish.
Ralph

Jim said...

Hey Cliff, the tree has to go! Sell it for bio-diesel fodder. Trees can't stand in the way of the C. Morrow blog.
You guys are outstanding in the beans too, who is the fullest?

I like your horse. We have one not quite that big up in the attic, it was Karen's. Soon it will be an anitque.
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I didn't see any tree near big enough to block your computer's view, it MUST be a fast growing tree. :-)
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Shannon said...

Glad you are back! Those beans are tall!

Jamie Dawn said...

Hey! I've seen all three of you outstanding people alive and in the flesh and on the farm. Those granddaughters ARE TRULY outstanding and so are you!
What a great b-day present. She looks like she's having fun, and I bet her little sister likes that pretty pony too. That horse doesn't have to be saddled or fed, and it doesn't go poo poo in the yard.
Gustav came up and REALLY packed a punch here in AR. We were without power for three full days!!!
Hitonious guy, that Gustav.
I posted pics and videos at my place if you care to see Gustav's wrath upon us.
Have a nice weekend.

Flip Flop Momma said...

on my way with the chain saw Cliff..

you know, I was going to tell u I was going thru Nebraska and get your phone number and such...but the whole thing came up so suddenly and i wasnt sure iV i was going to be anywhere enar you or not..

and u know me, I dont like to empose:)

But I woulda taken some pie!

your grandaughter..(the oldest)..is getting so big..she is almost as tall as u;)

JunieRose2005 said...

Well, Cliff, I always knew you were 'out standing in your field.'Now I know your granddaughter is also, outstanding in your field! :)


I love that horse you gave the other little granddaughter!

Cliff, you sure have some cute 'grands!'

Take care,


Junie

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ I'd have to say that I think this grandpa and his granddaughters are all "OUTSTANDING" in their fields (no matter where they happen to be) standing at the time! ~ Glad to see you back... I figured you must riding something large and green with the word "DEERE" on it? Keep them beans coming... my kids are Vegans! ~ jb///

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Cliff! I'll say that you and your granddaughter out standing in the soy bean field is outstanding. All of your granddaughters are very pretty.

I've heard some pretty good excuses about why people don't do things, but a tree blocking the computer's view of the satellite is a first. I'm surprised Ralph hasn't shown up yet to help solve this problem. Lisa

EV said...

Wow or whoa! I like that BD present. I want one!

Granny Annie said...

I am out standing in the cold for a comment that would count as outstanding.

nora said...

I always knew that Cliff was corn-y, but apparently he's full of beans too.

That's all I've got.

Cat said...

I wouldn't mind a horse like that.

Miss you!!

Peter said...

Another outstanding post Cliff.

possum said...

AT last, proof that you are an outstanding blogger. But, we all knew that anyways.........

Jerry said...

Great pics, Cliff. You are wearing pants, arent' you?

Lucy Stern said...

Jerry! - That's his granddaughter out standing in the field next to him, of course he has his pants on!

What happened to the corn? You tryin' beans now? I suppose they will use those beans for soybean oil....

You sure have cute granddaughters....Glad to see you back, I'm sure blogstock wore you out.

Janell said...

Gorgeous smiles must run in the Morrow family. For that, you truly are all outstanding.

Kendra Lynn said...

My kids had the opportunity to play in my aunt's cornfield on Labor Day. They had so much fun...it reminded me of my sister and me 25 years ago...running through the cornfield...it was wonderful. The farm life is where it is at. :)

Kendra

WYA! said...

Oh my goodness, my Dad used to say the same thing about the "farmer outstanding in his field". Also, whenever we drove over a railroad track he'd say "A train must have just gone by" and I'd say "how do you know?" and he'd say "because it left its tracks".

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hey Cliff where are you? Are Bobbie and I going to have to come out and sacrifice that tree in the name of one of our favorite bloggers? Lisa