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Thursday, November 01, 2007
" out here in the fields, I farm for my meals........"
"I get my back into my living....." Wait!! What's that rumbling noise?? Now if you know me at all, you know I love me some farm equipment. I ran like mad for my camera. It was all I could do to not run up to the driver,all excited jumping up and down and beg to ride with him!!! My adult senses got the best of me and I figured the next best thing would be to just blog about it!!!( Bummer!!that's sooooo not even close!) Back in the "working in Chicago days" I would come home @ 7 p.m. to darkness and sometimes miss the fact that my field had been picked. Once I even got to drive a combine while picking corn! That was EXCITEMENT!! I was so thrilled with my new experience and was eager to tell my coworkers the next day. They just didn't get it. Not even that but most of them had no idea what a "COMBINE" was. Just one of many city-dwellers-don't-get-the-farmy-thing moments that used to happen quite frequently actually!! I finally got smart and started selling them "blooming weeds" in their farm fresh cut flower arrangements that I would schlep in every week on the train. It was a huge pain but a nice bit of extra income. They loved it. Ate it UP! I also remember conversations regarding harvesting "wild asparagus" which invoked much fear and concernation in the heart of the city-dwellers. Forget about speaking of your spinach crop for bugs could surely be a problem....not to mention the dirt in which its grown. Good times. I can just imagine the !HORROR! my fresh organic eggs would invoke in the hearts of the city-dwellers. They're BROWN! and GREEN!! Unspeakable! Are you sure they're OK to eat???? I always used to say to them when the end of the world is near and your neighborhood Starbucks runs out of Latte' fixins and pastry , you'll be showin up to harvest that "wild aparagus" down here on the farm. Right after you take your turn manning "the shotgun in the window" shift. Can you tell I'm thinking about the new season of "Jericho"?? And I must apologize for the lack of new posts. I've been struggling to acclimate to a new job and time schedule. Pre-Up-with-the-Chickens time. Still Dark.Power nap when I come home. Painful and definately cramping my style in so many ways. I let the last finished quilt out the door without any pics(NAR!) thinking I would just get shots of the second identical one. Which is still in progress. oh yeah ...a not so closet pyro friend called whilst I was blogging all this and told him of the news that the field was being cut. His first response? GOOD!! That means now we don't have to wait till December to burn the pile!!!! Pyros!
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!