Deborah Armstrong

Autumn Inspiration

Deborah's Diary

Fall is playful. It toys with us, pushing us to our limit and sometimes past it. The corn silage is the first to be harvested. A long week of fourteen hour days to get the corn harvested, packed and covered before the rain comes. And it comes, delaying the harvest of the soybeans, making the fields too wet and muddy for the planting of winter wheat. We are forever watching the weather radar, praying for the rain to miss our fields. For a week now, we have had sunshine and warmth. We like this Fall. Two more fields to go and we’ll be finished. Now the header of the combine breaks. We’ll lose a day. Rain is forecast for next week. Can we get it all done before then?

This picture was taken of our farm on a Thanksgiving Sunday a few years ago. I love the colors of the fields and the how the red leaves of the Maples stand out. Fall is truly a beautiful season.

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