Thursday, September 13, 2012
A lucky third cutting during a drought.
While grain farmers are starting to harvest crops, livestock farmers like my Dad are trying to get one more cutting of hay in the barn. Dad was raking a third cutting hay in this field today. I showed up just in time for a couple pictures and to bring him a drink of water.
When he stopped to get a drink, I snapped this picture. He smiled and said, "will I be your Friday Fix"? I said, "what is there to fix"? I then smiled to myself . . . and thought
1. Well there has been at least a dozen times in my lifetime that I have seen Dad split this tractor to fix. This use to be the tractor he planted all the corn with.
2. I guess there was the fix, of him fighting cancer and winning. Then going on to be a survivor for 12 years.
3. There is also the fix that Dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons's Disease, but continues to farm.
Thanks for reading my blog, Dad!