This is me and my boy Tyler. This picture is a couple of years old cause he isn’t that small now!
Many a day during the summer, I take a step out of my front door and I am at work. In fact, I look out my window in every direction and I see what God has in store. I find myself, as a farmer, in good company. God was the first farmer, creating the Garden of Eden.
Here are some answers to some typical questions I get often.
1What do you farm? Well, my first response in my own mind is soil, but I think I get the jest of the question. I farm winter wheat primarily, I do have some corn, and millet, sunflowers, and this year, some soybeans. It’s a great combination that would keep one busy. It’s also a great way to spread out the risk. I live in Southwest Nebraska. The past few years have been extremely dry. One in this line a work soon learns to put it all in Gods hands, because there isn’t alot one can do to control the weather. Did I mention that we are supposed to get snow this week?
2.Do you drive a John Deere? Um, NO! I am not a fan of John Deere. You would pay extra for that green paint. Well, today, they are all too expensive. And, they aren’t getting any cheaper. Well, I love my office. It is a CAT Challenger 55. Here is a picture.
I don’t know if you can tell who is in it, but it is Stacy Sikes. He works with the House of Compassion in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Clinic. He is one of the most amazing men I ever have met. Truly one of those guys you can never get enough of. He went to a family reunion and his car broke down and he was looking for a way to pass the time. I taught him how to drive the tractor and he had at it.
I gotta tell you what I have added to the tractor. Because of modern technology, a GPS system with autosteer makes my life easy. You turn on the computers and the tractor steers itself. I take my ipod with a lot of sermons on it and audiobooks, podcasts and tons of other stuff and I am in heaven. The one drawback and reason I can’t just sleep is, it won’t turn around at the end of the field. You have to turn it at the ends of the field. It is a nice addition though.
That is enough to get us started. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will attempt to answer them in a future post. Pray for rain! or snow! or moisture, except hail. Hail, not good!
I am off to Atlanta. I will try and post from there. Check this out…I am going to the Georgia Dome, get to see Tim McGraw in concert, and write it all off my taxes. Ain’t God Good???