View from the Cab: A positive spin

June 3, 2019


As our delayed planting season continues, I thought I would focus on the positives of being out of the field so much.


  • I can catch up on work which is typically piled high on my desk this time of year.

  • We were able to enjoy Memorial Day weekend together as a family along with a number of other weekends during the past month.

  • Kasen, Kenadee and Kaislee have extra play time with Dad while Rebecca has extra time with her husband. Is this a good thing? You’ll have to ask Rebecca.

  • My baby girl Kaislee hasn’t forgotten who I am yet.

  • I am home for supper almost every night and have been able to see the family out the door each morning after breakfast.

  • Sleeping is no problem and there is no lack of it, especially on the weekends.

  • Farming doesn’t seem so stressful this year because when we are out there, it has only been for a day or two max and we can handle that – at least for now.

  • The life has been extended on my coffee thermos since it has had minimal use this spring.

  • There are always other things to do like mow the lawn and ditches or spray for weeds.

  • I can pretend like we are getting a lot done in the field by “carpet farming” with Kasen’s toy tractors.

  • If something goes wrong with the farm equipment, you can just pull it out of the field after dark because you will likely hit a wet spot anyway.

  • Our family ride time in the tractor will increase in June as Rebecca and the kids are out of school.

  • I will stay busy until summer fair season begins and there will never be a dull moment during the next few weeks.

  • Corn saw a nice rally in May and soybeans tried to follow. Maybe there will be some extra cash in our pockets come fall if we raise enough bushels.

  • There is always the possibility of hooking up the old two-row planter behind our fishing boat.


I hope you enjoyed my positive spin on what social media users have dubbed #noplant19. We should call it #positiveplant19 because of the above reasons.


(The View from the Cab blog is powered each week by Petersen Motors in Fairbury)

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