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The Day the Wheels Came Off

12 Jul

We are on day three of grass seed harvest. So far things are, or at least were, going pretty smoothly. Then all the wheels came off. Or more accurately, one wheel came off…of our combine. Yeesh!

So here’s the good news….

1. It was not going down the road at 20mph.

2. It was on a corner of the field and out of the way.

3. It happened at 4:30pm, a full 30 minutes before normal business hours are closed for parts.

4. The parts that weren’t here got a red eye from the east coast and should arrive this morning.

5. The weather cooperated, we went late and with only one harvester still got the field done yesterday.

6. I had flip said combine tire over, which gave me the chance to make an excellent “farmer CrossFit” joke.

The bad news….well I think just the fact that a freaking wheel came off our combine is enough bad news!!

Onward and upward….day three here we come!

Harvest 2018 Begins

18 Jun

It seems like yesterday we were driving all the harvest equipment into the barns…until next year…and as things seem to go these days, just like that we are at it again!

Crimson clover for seed is our first crop this year. We got up bright and early to start cutting our first fields today. We have a lot of acres this year, mostly because the price is low (haha!).

In a week or so we will come back and combine these fields, taking the seed to a cleaner, then selling it for cover crops, pastures and game plots.

So here we go again, hoping for a better year than last, and some good weather to go along with it!

The Day Before Kiddo #3 is Born!!

21 Mar

Hey little baby!

The day I saw this test result pop up, I bawled my eyes out. Not because I was so happy, I mean I was so happy, but because I was so tired. You see your big bros, they aren’t that big yet, they had been up all night. I was exhausted and the thought of adding you, oh even tiny little bitty you, just made me totally lose it.

So today, the day before we meet you, I ran across the test that I kept all these very long days. I’m still tired sweet thing, your brothers still aren’t that big yet and were up a lot last night. I still puked all morning today, gosh there’s been so much puking from you tiny “innocent” (I’m really trying to not place blame here on an infant) babe! And I still am not sure where exactly you’re going to sleep or quite fit into this wild ride of raising crops and kids that your dad and I signed up for.

But I know we love you already. Your big brothers can’t wait for you to come out to meet them! Auggie has been working on saying Millie or Tate, so boy or girl we should be set. And Hoot asks everyday if we are going TODAY to get “that baby and lollipops from the doctor”.

I will say thank you for not showing up too early, like your mama, you must understand this farming thing a bit. We are caught up on fertilizing, it’s supposed to rain tomorrow so why not have a baby anyway, and we are feeling as organized as possible to take a few days to get to know you.

So my best advice before you hit the real world is that you better rest up now. This crazy Frketich house isn’t a very calm place, but with how you have been moving and grooving in my stomach I’m pretty sure you’re going to do just fine out here. See you in the morning!

😘 Love, your mama

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