Harvest '12 is done and I am slamming the book closed, putting it in a box, taping it up tight and burying it in the basement! 2012 has not been my favorite year and while harvest went safe and for the most part smooth I am glad to see it done!
With just under 500 acres of corn to combine on the west side of the county we moved all the equipment to Union Township and got to work!
Here they are the last few days of our harvest thru Instagram and Twitter:
Tweet: "no matter how many times I do it sitting at a stoplight in a tractor always feels weird!"
Tweet: "WOW should of stayed away from the onion at lunch good thing I am in this cab alone!"
Tweet: "'tweets from the tractor seat' new blog post coming soon, I think I am hysterical after all day in a tractor cab by myself!"
Tweet: "stalk stompers stomp stalks - say that 3 times fast & then get back w/me #harvest12 #tonguetwisters"
Tweet: "first person to show up out here at the field w/3 grill bar tacos & cold beer will be my BFF - anyone?"
no one took me up on this and for the record I would never drink and operate heavy machinery!!!!
Tweet: "love that my Mom always has a sense of humor even though I know she is sad about my Dad #cancersucks"
Tweet: My all time fav pic to take
Tweet: watching corn flow from unloading auger on the cab cam mesmerizes me!
Tweet: So thinkin' I might show up at #FFAconv12 in my white sweetheart jacket- is that cool or just sad & pitiful? I say cool!
Tweet: Grain cart duty calls-get ready to laugh & cry w/me or figure out how to block me - #drought12 not so good for graincart duty #sitalot
Tweet: just saw a coyote #notfunny but true - just getting warmed up
Tweet: my view today #dustywindows and a kink in my neck at the end of the day #lovemylife
Tweet: I hope to see a deer today so I can tweet 'HOLY BUCK'
Tweet: Do chickens ever sue for fowl working conditions?
full disclosure requires me to state that I tweeted this earlier in the year but thought it funny enough to tweet again for my new followers!
Tweet: 10 min to kill - nap or try to master angry birds #thatisthequestion
Tweet: "I don't consider myself high maintinance but I do like toilit paper and a toilit #hatesquatting"
Tweet: Always an adventure moving equipment thru the hills of union township-it's the small heart attacks I don't like
Tweet: "HOLY BUCK HE WAS A BIG'UN"
Tweet: got cab fever-haha get it-tractor cab-fighting the urge to tweet song lyrics #somethingIneverdo #notafanofit
Tweet: 25 miles from home in a tractor & get call from 9 & 13 yrold-show calves out but we got this mom #lovemykids
Tweet: interesting fact: I have a camera lens in my back pocket so much I have a ring-kids get asked if their Mom chews skoal
Tweet: love him #farmsmatter and so do farmers
Tweet: Today's version brought to you by #sunset
Tweet: HOLY BUCK another big one
Tweet: gonna be a long day #angrybirds is already making me angry #stillingraincart
Tweet: I really wish this cornfield had a little girls room #gottago
Tweet: so who's up for bringing me brownies & #milk to the field? #farmsmatter & this farmhand is hungary
Tweet: suppose it is a wasted tweet to ask who is bringing me supper to the field since noone showed up w/brownies & milk earlier
Tweet: "yeah that's what I thought"
referring to the above tweet about supper!
Tweet: Today's version brought to you my #sameboots #samejeans #sametractor #samejob #differentday #differentfield
Tweet: hungary & kids claim no one has stopped by the house & left roast & mashed pots for supper-dang
Tweet: Advtg to wearing work jeans 3 days in a row-you convince yourself you've lost weight cause they're baggy
Tweet: my grain cart buddy today
Tweet: when this is my view & i hear "met the man who plowed that field, planted that field" i get cold chills #cornybuttrue
Tweet: less than 200 acres to go #lightattheendofthetunnel #killingtime
Tweet: that moment when you can sing every word of a song & never miss a beat & are pretty sure you should move to nashville!
Tweet: Beautiful #Indiana day! #farmsmatter #flyoverstate
#harvest12 #farmsmatter #flyoverstate #lovemylife #livingthedream
Tweet: View from my "church pew" this Sunday morning-in the middle of one of Gods greatest creations an Indiana cornfield! #Godiseverywhere #farmsmatter #lovemylife #veryblessed #harvest12
Tweet: fried chicken sounds amazing right now-so hungary!
Tweet: & mashed potatoes & gravy
Tweet: & greenbeans cooked in bacon fat w/big pieces of bacon in them
Tweet: and biscuits or homemade bread-can't decide but won't be picky if someone brings this to the field right now
Tweet: and finish it off w/a big ole' slice of lemon merg, pie #sundaydinner #dinnerislunch
Tweet: note to self: get uni-brow waxed asap!
Tweet: 99 acres of corn to go 99 acres of corn combine 1 down haul it home 98 acres of corn #lightattheendofthetunnel #under100
Tweet: "i'm pretty lucky most kids have never driven a tractor or combine & thas just sad" words from my 9yr old #farmsmatter
Tweet: Peeking thru the clouds at almost #sunset in the cornfield!
Tweet: #sunset from the tractor cab in my #indiana #cornfield #farmsmatter #flyoverstate
Tweet: let's get to the point let's roll another joint #firstsongstatuspostever
Tweet: i'm a picker i'm a grinner i'm a lover i'm a sinner #secondsongstatuspost #q95 #imbored #wheresthesemi
Tweet: next song quote was gonna be from rocked you like a hurricane but seemed in sensitive to those on east coast right now
Tweet: #chipotle can bite me-there "no added hormone" halloween commercial is a crock
Tweet: 47 acres of corn to go 47 acres of corn combine one down haul it home 46 acres of corn to go-everybody now!
Tweet: and again the inventor of the differential lock is my hero! #johndeere
Tweet: hope to be done tonight-can't wait to be home tmw when kids get off the bus instead of them texting me about their day
Tweet: <20 acres to go & tailings elevator link broke #youhavegottobekidding #whodidntknockonwood
Tweet: new rider -combine fixed 12 acres to go #knockonwood
Tweet: Back up and running and the sun came out! 12 acres to go!
Tweet: The 13 year old is running the grain cart for the 9 year old running the combine -unloading on the go!!
Tweet: Sunset on #harvest12 -a beautiful #indiana sunset just as we finished our last field! #veryblessed
Tweet: The last grain cart load goin in the semi and headed home! #harvest12 #farmsmatter
And we "officially" finished harvest 2012 -
that's my story and I am sticking to it - I know what's good for me!
Tweeters/Twits Disclaimer: I am fed very well when in the field thanks to my MIL -I just tend to think about food a lot!!!!!