Good morning precious ladies!
Our son is getting ready to dump a load of wheat into the wheat truck.
Grain coming out of the unloading auger. I got this at the end, when it was coming out. Usually it is really pouring out of there. Really pretty.
Here is the wheat going into the wheat truck. There was a lot of cheat grass this year. The co-op said that a lot of farmers had problems with it.
There have been a many a children over the years in this same wheat truck. Very special memories!
Wheat harvest is over! I want to thank each and every one of you that took the time to encourage and pray for our family during this time. When it was late at night I would read them to Mr. Phil and the girls. It was such a source of blessing! It really strengthened us and we are so very grateful for you all! Some of you prayed for the weather and breakdowns, it didn’t rain and we had very few breakdowns. We are so thankful for you that you would pray! The yield was not good and there were lots of reasons for that. This last several years have been very difficult ones for our family, but lots has been learned! The Lord has been our focal point and we have tried so hard to not loose our focus of what is really important in our life down here on earth. Due to the loss of both our Dad’s, trying to keep two farms going has about worn us out. As some of you know the other farm was sold a few years ago and soon the farm we live on will be ours. We have worked so hard for the last 30 plus years and after Grandma Jo died we kept Grampa busy on the farm. We always told him we would help him farm (he couldn’t keep the machinery running or do different things, so Mr. Phil did that for him) as long as his health permitted. He was a sweet little farm man! He had the cutest smile and our daughters who came later in our life absolutely adored their Grandpa Jack! Then life changed for him and us and we had to be on call 24/7. Life really changed, but helping him live in his farmhouse was so important to us and to him. It gave him purpose, but he would say to me as he sat in front of the big picture window on his door watching all the farmers drive by, “I wish I could farm again Linda.” He had done it all of his life and it was gone. Just thinking about it brings back a flood of memories and tears. I wonder if Jesus is telling Grandpa Jack and Grandma Jo that we are still keeping the farm going? If He is I know Grandpa Jack is pleased that Mr. Phil and his family are still pouring their lives in the land to make the best of it. Oh sweet memories of yesterday and life being lived out today! Farming is a hard life, but sweet living! Last night it was 10:45 when we took in the last wheat truck to town. My precious honey by my side. We spend time praying for different things when we drive or just talk sweet nothings. The night was cool and the windows were down and you could here all the animals and birds a chirpin and talkin. The moon was out shining on all the cut wheat fields. Beauty again given to us by our creator. A good reminder to keep our focus on Jesus, the one that willllllll light the way to our path. I don’t have to ever worry about what he will have for us in this next chapter of our life. It is His business and I can rest in that. Do I worry? Yes, but I don’t have to. Yesterday I was listening to a sermon. The pastor was saying that God has His eyes on each one of us. Thinking about that.................. He has “HIS EYES” on me, my family my fiends, my blogger friends who have shared the hurts, their sicknesses and their real needs. What a comfort that gives me. I hope it gives you the comfort needed for your time of need.
Our youngest daughter Taylor is the best little cook. She is so helpful during harvest baking and keeping everyone fed. A must for harvest, is Grandma Jo's Snickerdoodles. It just wouldn't be harvest without them
This is the best recipe. Enjoy!
Grandma Jo's Snickerdoodles
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 3/4 cups unbleached flour
2 tea cream of tartar
1 tea baking soda
1/4 tea. salt
2 Tb. sugar
2 tea. ground cinnamon
Heat over to 400 degrees. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening and eggs. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Mix 2 Tb. sugar and cinnamon: roll balls in mixture to coat. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from the cookie sheet. About 6 dozens.
When you fix these cookies and eat them, remember to thank the Lord for the farmers. They are real families, that work long hours to help put food on the worlds tables. It is sad, because our government is making it harder and harder for us little people. Just pray! Thank you so very much for encouraging us!
The Stubbs Family