Yesterday I sat on a rock pile in the middle of a winter wheat field to capture a few photos of harvest. My cousin Scott left his job in Calgary four years ago to come home to the prairies of North Dakota to farm with a neighbor.
Scott has a graduate degree in agriculture economics. He could have gone anywhere with his career. He chose to be here, to continue a tradition, a business, a way of life and to provide.
Making the hard choices are not always the easy choices. But the hard choices often have the greatest rewards. I am grateful for a next generation of farmers like Scott who live, work and breathe where wheat is harvested.
Beautiful photos and words. I love to see the next generation comes back to the land. There are rewards people cannot even imagine.That is awesome. B
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
Good for Scott!
Beautiful pictures. Thanks for linking up with Rural Thursday!
Sall's Country Life says
Beautiful pictures! It’s been so hot here I haven’t felt like stopping on the road to take a picture of the wheat harvest here in South Dakota! UgH, this heat! Thank goodness for air conditioned combines!! Your cousin chose the right place to farm this year, you North Dakotans are getting most of the rains! Have a great day – happy harvest!!
As always, I enjoy your posts! Photos are lovely! It’s like I’m back home in Saskatchewan.
My cousin from L.A. met a man and moved to his farm in North Dakota – culture shock…..They have adopted 2 Guatemalan kids, and have a busy and not-so-easy life.
Farming ain’t no joke!
i love the sight of combines in the fields…
beautiful photos, and i’m grateful for them, too 🙂
Dakotapam at It's Time For More Coffee says
I love your photos. You make me secretly wish that one of my kids marries into a farm family!
Nancy Claeys says
After hearing that small farms are disappearing every year, it’s great to hear about someone coming back to enjoy the life.
Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo
Nebraska Wheatie says
Can fully relate the beauty of the wheat harvest!!! Thanks for sharing.