The Last Acre
The boys finished the corn up today. I missed most of it as my schedule and theirs did not work, but the last acre I got in...with Alyson of course. It was brutal as you had to be part Billy Goat to get the corn off the hill but the view was nice.
As a side note, they got the other farm they were looking at. It had been foreclosed for years, but people from away who tend to farm only with horses were looking at it too, so its good to know its going to be put to good use now. Instead of milking 12 cows at a time, they can milk 24 at a time which means...they will buy more cows and work just as many hours. No seriously, that is what they have to do now to stay farming at $1.55 per gallon.
Anyway Alyson had fun and here are the pictures to prove it.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"