Here we are close to the end of October 2021. A lot has happened and we just get up each day and put one foot in front of the other.
We have started our corn harvest, but we are getting our hay in. The cooler days are just not drying it down, so we are planning on just wrapping it. So Johnny is combining and Henry is working on the hay. Our soybeans are about ready, and when they are we will stop and get those done.
My father-in-law passed away on the 2nd of October, and farming stopped for a week, while we mourned his passing. He was born in the front room of the farm house on January 1st 1935. Coal was the only source of heat in the house. We had no electric, phone, or indoor plumbing. It stayed that way until he was in his mid teens. John Henry grew up on the farm, raised his family on the farm, and got to see his grandkids grow up on the same farm.
So many Memories to share, but the most touching was Buck. Buck was John Henrys Hunting buddy. Buck is a 14 year old lab. His best days are long gone. He is mostly white, but on the way to the church before the funeral, we asked if they could drive up the farm lane. Our reason was for Buck. Johnny lifted him up to the coffin. Buck smelled the coffin and knew. He laid his head against the coffin. When Johnny put Buck down all he wanted to do is stay by the hearse. Buck got to say goodbye.
Now October brings fall, and at least for me its my favorite time of year. I will probably do the giant pumpkin again, but I got theses skeleton the other day, and I’ll arranged them, only to come home to my husband who has rearranged them. So now its a game.
Stay well, Stay safe, and enjoy today. Just like the skeletons, changing them up when My spouse isn’t around is our game. A simple game, but one that lightens our day.