Thursday, October 19, 2006

Keeping the farm looking nice

Here we have a local farmer getting his farm to look just like an Iowa farm. Andy spends more time mowing his ditches then most people do mowing their lawns. His place does look good, doesn't it?

Monday, October 09, 2006

The gentleman farmer

Bob is finishing up the milking. He usually rises about 5:30 every morning, and he is hard at farming until 11:30 to 12:00 at night. When he is not working on his own farm he tries to be a good nieghbor and help Burlage and Ponto get caught up with their farming.

Farming is a way of life

Feeding young calves is a part of farming that Bob just can not give up. Farming has its long hard days, but there is nothing Bob would rather do. Maybe that is why he has put off retirement.

Newly married

Troy is trying to wrestle down one of his Dad's calves. As you can see the calf got away, but the good news is his girl did not. Troy got married last month. The newly married couple bought a home in the country just southeast of Troy's folks' place.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Nascar race

Driving south from Thielen's corner, I looked to the left and caught myself watching a Nascar tractor-mower race. My little Honda hybrid had trouble keeping up with those guys cutting hay.

Cutting hay

Tom had just pulled in for a pit stop, and he took time to show me how this new mower worked. How it is possible to drive fast and still do a good job?

Norman's garden

Driving into Elkton from the north or west, one of the first things you see is Norman's garden with the welcome to Elkton sign. When the weather is nice, you might even find Norman mowing the grass or hoeing the weeds.

What they have in common

Here we find Norman and Wes taking a coffee break What these two guys have in common is they both love the color green. Green hat, green tractor, green loader, green combine, ...