Did I ever tell you that I grew up on a farm in farm country?
It's true. I did.
(Hence the name 'Farmer' Gal's Market. I'm so clever.)
So yes, I did. From one look at my site here, you'd probably guess as much.
But did I ever tell you, until the last year or so, I was pretty much oblivious to how farming actually worked?
Somehow it was lost on me.
Truth be told, I'm sure there are still many intricacies of farming that I remain oblivious to, and probably always will. But I have learned a few things. For instance, this...
...is a combine with a 'corn head' on it.
Remember when we discussed the bean head? For harvesting soybeans?
So this is corn head...
The soybean harvest is pretty much over, and now the farmers are working some very long days to finish up the corn. The corn head, together with the combine, turns this...
It boggles the mind.
At least, it boggles my mind.
But I'm really not here to talk about me, or to give you a farming lesson. I mostly just wanted to share some pictures of what goes on around here, because it defines our community.
It's a way of life.
A source of pride.
And a connection with the land.
And even though I may never understand exactly how it all works...
...at the end of the day, it's easy to understand what it means.