Sunday, July 27, 2008

I’m Just a City Girl

Wade and Kathy are members of our church who live on a wheat farm (pictured above with Tom). They own seven thousand acres of land. I kid you not. In case you haven’t figured this out, I’m a total city girl. They invited us out during harvest to check it out. I have to admit that I thought to myself how much fun could it be to ride on a combine?

They literally live out in the middle of no where. I told Tom that I’m grateful he didn’t tick them off during one of his sermons, because no one would ever find our bodies or our Explorer. They could easily say, “Hey, I don’t know what happened to them, they never made it here.”

I admit, I had a blast. It was fun riding in the huge combine. When it was my turn, Wade drove the combine near the edge of the property. Some parts of the property dipped off the edge. It seemed to me if we tipped over, it would be a long way down. I had to know the answer to a very important question. So I asked, “Hey, Wade you ever tip one of these things?” He’s been doing this for thirty four years and in his early days, he admitted he tipped a few. He feels no need to ride that close to the edge anymore. I have to say that I’m grateful we didn’t tip over.

Tom and I enjoyed learning about wheat farming. We had such a nice visit. We laughed, we enjoyed a lovely lunch, and got to take home some yummy homemade banana bread. I never thought a city girl like me would enjoy visiting a farm as much as I did.

The following are some pictures from our day.

Here's a wonderful welcoming sign. Doesn't it give you warm fuzzies?

Is this thing big or what? The wheel is taller than I am.

Tom was first to go for a ride.

This is the view from inside the combine. Nothing to see for miles around.

© Nadine Z. 2008

30 comments:

Knitting Mania said...

wow Nadine how cool was your day on the wheat farm? I've always wanted to take a ride in one of those monster machines...

Fun post, thanks for sharing your day with all of us!

Be Blessed...

linda said...

I'm a city girl too, all the way! But you have to admit, the last picture you took was beautiful. Miles and miles of land...very peaceful!

Your friends look like great people!

Ann(ie) said...

How fun. I'm all about trying new things as long as it's not camping and there's indoor plumbing nearby!! I want you to come visit me, girlie!!!!

Greg C said...

After seeing those pictures, I feel so crowded on our little island.

K M F said...

very nice blog

Scarlet said...

These pics are amazing! My son would love to ride in one of those monster farm trucks!

BTW, you did good for a city girl!! ;)

Penless Thoughts said...

What fun. I'm a city girl too Nadine.
Susan

Jen(n) said...

Love this post! I loved the view from the combine. With 10 people currently staying in our home I would love to be in the middle of no where right now!!!

Strider said...

Heck, Tom looks like an old farmer sitting there in the cab. I drove combine for Dad for years. I always loved wheat harvest....except we didn't have AC cabs back then. I'm Glad you enjoyed you trip. Wad and his family are awesome.

Lala's world said...

I would love to run a horse out there! how beautiful

A Woman Who is: said...

I for one am very proud of my ex-New York City Slicker friend enjoying the day in a big wheat field...Nice going Nadine !

Theresa said...

That looks so beautiful....I'd love to have been there to see all that wheat.

I'm trying to become more of a country girl....it's been difficult.

Louise said...

That is awesome! 7000 acres...WOW that is crazy!

Glad to hear you had so much fun!
I myself am a 'town' girl, not city, not country...heehee!

Rebekah said...

My daughter studied wheat combines as part of her 2nd grade history/geography this past year - I was amazed at all that one machine can do! And they sure are huge!!

Toby Parsons said...

Don't you just love all of that nothingness Nadine? Total peace and solitude! :) We aren't farmers either, nor do we live in farm country, but we do live in the country. I most certainly love the quiet, and have often wondered how city people handle all of the noise? It seems so stressful to me. :) So tell me Nadine, how 'do' you handle city noise? :) I am glad that you and Tom had such a wonderful day!!! :)

Dawn said...

I am thankful that there are still acres left that are growing wheat for us and other crops instead of selling it to developers. Looks like a very fun day!

Dawn said...

How cool was that? I'd love to be somewhere like that where there is nothing to see as far as the horizon.

They must have a long drive in for church each week!

Shionge said...

Being a city girl myself I would love to go on a trip like this Nadine. Have a nice week ahead.

Cheri said...

That's a crazy view. It looks so peaceful too.
I've thought it would be fun too to ride in farm equipment.

Jillian, Inc. said...

What fun! Looks like a great escape from the city - if only for a day. And it also looks much cooler there than here - we are SWELTERING!

Kellan said...

WOW - how fun and how beautiful! 7000 acres - WOW!!

Have a good day - Kellan

palmtreefanatic said...

WOW!!! This is fantastic Nadine!!! Kedric would go nuts to see this!

CC said...

What a warning sign!!

7000 acres!!! I can't even imagine that much space!

It's All Good! said...

That had to be fun, Nadine. Glad you had such a great day with your friends.
God bless,
Brenda :)

jennifer said...

And now for our long distance dedication. To Nadine and Tom, the loving and christian couple that inspire people all over Blogland, here is your song..

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER!

Keshi said...

wow a day in the Farm! Nice :)

Im such a City chick too hehe.


Keshi.

redeemed diva said...

I loved that sign: Primitive road! haha!

Elle*Bee said...

I'm a suburbanite, but I must admit to having immense admiration for folks who still cultivate the land (and doing their own part to reduce urban sprawl).

Demara said...

I love wheat farms! I lived on one for a little while and loved it!!

Glad you had a good time,
D

Damselfly said...

Hee hee, you are so funny.

You sure look like you could be a farm girl!