Monday, April 28, 2014

Fishing in South Dakota

     Growing up on the farm, one of the things I most looked forward to was my uncle Ted taking us fishing.  I still hold those memories fondly in my heart.  We did not have much for fishing equipment, just a throw-line with a few of Dad's nuts for weights, and we caught mostly bullheads, but just going to the lake was a treat in itself.

     Now, I'm enjoying fishing again.  Recently my grandson and I went ice fishing.

Fishing at Waubay, South Dakota

    My grandson had a great time ice-fish fishing at at Waubay.  He not only caught the first fish, but he out fished his grandpa.  In fact, he caught twice as many fish as his granddad did.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We can't forget the past

No matter how modern our new farm machinery is, it's hard for many farmers to forget the past.  Today many farmers have auto-steer, auto-turn tractors, but yet we still like to remember how grandpa used to farm with horses. We enjoy reliving how he farmed.

Lunch Time

Sherry is out checking with the boys about lunch ___ what time and where they'd like to eat.

Growing up on the farm, spending the day farming, I always found eating lunch one of the best moments of the day.

On a day like the one in this photo, one not only enjoys a great meal, but gets to share it with friends and neighbors, talking about how the farming is going. And eating outdoors was a little like having a picnic.