Thankful 30: Day 13–Harvest Finale
I’m challenging myself to post a picture every day during the month of November (30 Days To Be Thankful For) and to add a caption as to why I am thankful. — Emily
Day 13, November 13
I am thankful today that the harvest is done
–the final acres of corn were combined last night.
The corn yielded better than expected, considering how little rain we had in late summer.
For those unfamiliar with farming, here’s what happens on our farm during harvest:
The combine harvests six rows of corn at once and removes the kernels from the cob. When the hopper of the combine is full, the corn is augered into a “wagon” (the auger box) that a tractor hauls to the grain bins.
The rhythm of transfer was repeated–combine, auger box, bin; combine, auger box, bin–until
the last acre of corn was combined as the sun dropped low in the west, and the moon rose in the east.
Shadows stretched long across the hay ground
and across the buzz-cut fields where corn and soybeans had grown.
The darkening gravel road leads back to the bins, where the last auger boxful was emptied.
The land yields its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.
Psalm 67:6 NIV
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