November 10-on-10

Lauren takes her part seriously and gleans as much as she can. She doesn't go out into the fields without a baggie to collect her bounty in and if by chance she does forget there are always pockets to fill, hers and mine. She gathers stray soybean pods or a missed ear of corn, finds a spot to sit down and begins her mission. And every year whether she harvest a mere sandwich baggie or a gallon size bag, Grandpa pays her the rate of what a bushel is selling for at the mill.


Harvest.

It's sort of like a bonus holiday around here.

Every year we gather in the fields to watch as my dad and my husband, Joel, harvest the soybeans and corn. We spend as much time as we can in the fields, wanting to be a part of something amazing and wonderful. There is excitement and anticipation in the air along with cool winds that chill the cheeks and make a cup of hot cocoa taste that much better.


Lauren takes her part seriously and gleans as much as she can. She doesn't go out into the fields without a baggie to collect her bounty in and if by chance she does forget there are always pockets to fill, her's and mine. She gathers stray soybean pods or a missed ear of corn, finds a spot to sit down and begins her mission. And every year whether she harvest a mere sandwich baggie or a gallon size bag, Grandpa pays her the rate of what a bushel is selling for at the mill.


These are memories that we will keep close in our hearts forever. The days when we all pull close, get out in the chill air, pray and hope and cheer for a great harvest year.


I couldn't love these days more.















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