It's the end of October and we've pretty much wrapped up harvest for the year. The kids and I were able to ride along several times and enjoyed the extra time with Mark. Our family continues to grow, thankful not in numbers just size, :) so Ethan is pretty quick to hop in with Grandpa or an Uncle so he gets a buddy seat.
Future farmer pictured here! Elijah loves to help out and ride along in the combine! I'm very thankful Mark is willing to take him along and teach him about farming.
My attempt at a group picture didn't really work out today or really any other time this year. :(
We did have a little accident this fall. Anton got his finger smashed in the combine door. It was pretty beat up and we ended up bringing him to a large hospital in Des Moines to have it stitched up. He did great and it's healing very well. His fingernail is growing back healthy and his finger tip is normal looking, just slightly different shaped than his other fingers. He was given this little deer stuffed animal at the hospital and has slept with it ever since. :)
Ameila and Anton waiting for a ride one night after we brought out supper.
Soybean harvest near New Sharon, Iowa.
We had a storm which blew over the 90 ft auger earlier this fall. The poor thing just looks tough.
Anton is checking to see if the beans are ready. This is done by taking a bean out of the pod and biting it. If it pops in half it's ready, if it smashes flat in one piece, it's not.
Happy, Happy, Happy
Sunsets are beautiful this time of year.
We brought Mark a cupcake for his birthday. He turned 35 this year!