November 3, 2011

Harvest. There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Kenny Rogers.

We are super busy harvesting here on The Farm.  Actually it would be more correct to say we are super busy trying to harvest between showers of rain.  Lots of rain at this time of the year is bad for us as we can't harvest our crops if they are too wet.  We also run the risk of having the quality of our grain down-graded or  having our grain sprout.  This is all Bad News if you farm.  Like so many things though, there is not much we can do about it and so we are just getting on with the job as best we can.

I was driving up the driveway the other day when our harvest crew were moving to another paddock some kilometres away.  The headers were all moving along in convoy, so I grabbed this photo as they trundled past.  Each header tows its 'front' when it moves along.  The 'front' is the bit that cuts the crop and feeds it into the machine itself.  It is called a 'front' because it is usually attached to the front of the header.  And the header is called a header because it cuts the heads off the crop.  We love simple nomenclature when it comes to farm machinery.

Header Towing Front

In other news there has been a change of bedtime routine on The Farm.  We have finally coaxed Farmgirl into giving her night time dummy to the dummy fairy.  This was a huge adventure but we got there in the end.  The problem is that Farmgirl has now formed an attachment to a different sleep prop.  She has decided she needs music to go to sleep to.  And not just any music, she needs Kenny Rogers.  And not just any Kenny Rogers, she needs this song.  Over and over and over again.



Sing me a song sweet music man...


Take care.

6 comments:

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Lovely to see you back! Sending some sunshine over from QLD! xo

Fiona said...

What taste that young farm girl has!
I'm not much of a singer, but my babes were all rocked to sleep with mummy singing 'The Gambler'.

ANB said...

Does the dummy fairy leave anything in return? My friend recently persuaded her 3 year old that if, on his birthday, he "planted" his bedtime dummy next to a tree in the backyard (for reasons only known to him, referred to as his "dung") the tree would magically grow a chocolate bar for him in return.

A Farmer's Wife said...

ANB the dummy fairy left a soft toy dinosar. This did help but not as much as Kenny.....

mummaducka said...

How sweet, if kenny is what it takes then so be it!. My daughter's dummy was eaten by a snake while we were on holidays- or so she was told! Lots of people harvesting around here too.

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