The next harvest post is about what happens at home.
I head over to help Kerri with supper around 2:30. I make the dessert and then help with whatever else needs to be done.
Then we take turns, one of us brings out the supper and the other feeds the kids at home.
After everyone has eaten one of us goes out to get the dirty dishes from the field, we get them all cleaned up then we put all the kids to bed, or if we have time sit down and rest for a bit till its bed time. :)
After that I go out and milk the cows with one the boys.
Once we get in from milking I go out to ride with Josh, unless he has someone helping him, then Kerri and I watch a movie and talk till it's late.
Then we either go to bed, or make something to bring out to the hard workers in the field.
Once everyone has their snack we head home, clean up, and then I go home and wait for Josh, and we quickly go to bed before it's morning again. :)
And thats pretty much how each day goes.
Of course all this gets done in between phone calls, giving rides, bringing out diesel, running errands, going to town, keeping the house clean and the kids under control.
Our harvest life is never dull or boring, it is a time where we all come together, everyone doing their part, weather it's big or small so that together we can get the job done!
We thank God for the harvest that He blessed us with this year, for sunshine and warm weather, even though we had to wait for it some days. For protection when there are many different machines running around. For strength to stay awake all hours of the night. For FAMILY, someone that you can rely on, talk to, laugh with, work hard with, and get harvest done with!!!!
Making rolls for supper.
Baking rolls for supper.
Oops, this is Kerri working. I'm not sure how that other picture got in this post! :)
Going into a shepherds pie. Oh and this is where I mention that Kerri is an amazing cook!! She can not only whip up a meal to feed a large number of people, she makes it taste super duper delicious!!
Cake for dessert.
Plates waiting to be filled.
We put everyones name on their plate and then each combine/truck/swather driver gets a box with all the food in it for them and who ever is riding with them.
It make everything a lot easier to figure out in the field.
Everyone's boxes being filled.
Kerri and I also have a list of all the things that go into each box,
plate of food
corn on the cob
and whatever else they might need.
The staying at home kids getting their supper.
Brendan is always happy when it's time to eat. :)
Friends! Kaya, Kayla and Brooke.
The boxes back from the field. Ready to be cleaned out, washed out and put aside till tomorrow.
This year one of the weeks of harvest was rather on the cold side, we had 2 or 3 mights of frost! So hot chocolate was brought out on those night to help keep everyone warm. Even the person that didn't like hot chocolate learnt to like it because her tractor didn't have heat and so she gave in and decided it wasn't as bad as she thought. Right Jen?! :)
Kerri is working again! :) This time at a later hour, like 1 am. :)
Frying up apple fritters to take out to the field.
And thats kinds sorta how our days at home went!