Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friendly Neighborhood Farmer

The fella who hays the farm across the way invited us to come check out his machinery, an offer the kids gladly took him up on. He explained how the mower worked with the cutters and flails, why it works that way, and how the entire process of hay baling works from start to finish. I wish I'd gotten a picture of his square baler shooting the bales back into the wagon because that was pretty stinkin' cool. After he was done showing us, he offered to take two of the kids for a ride while he finished cutting the last couple of rows. Jules and Sam had a blast riding with him. What a great guy!











4 comments:

Madeline said...

Could they be any more beautiful? I don't think so. This reminds me of that poem Sam wrote once about a tractor.

Lyndsey said...

What a wonderful adventure!

I recently found your blog...we plan to unschool our little one, and I absolutely love hearing about your adventures along that path :-)

Neely said...

Oh what a wonderful opportunity! I may venture out in search of a local farmer now :) Organic Learning at its best!

bchmomx3 said...

I love it when people go out of their way to engage with the children. This happened last week when we had to take ds to the orthopedic for his knee. The doctor stopped him as we were leaving and showed him his x-rays. Tracker thought that it was the coolest thing.