View from the Cab: A positive spin
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.
(The View from the Cab blog is powered each week by Petersen Motors in Fairbury)