Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 20: Busy Places

 Often my texts to Wayne in the evening during harvest consist of:

“dinner ready at 5:30 warmer drawer or fridge?”  

If his reply is “warmer drawer” it’s probably a 7 p.m. day.  A “fridge” reply means out until 9 p.m. 

Even though we finished harvest the middle of October, this farm family remains busy outside after the sun sets. By the time I arrive home from my real-world job, the farm crew is still outside spreading lime or changing the oil in the combine.


In the next farm story, Farming by Gail Gibbons, the author depicts calendar seasons by dividing pages into inside and outside chores in spring, summer, fall and winter. 


“Most farms are owned by families. They are busy places throughout the year.”

This “Miss Label-Maker “ author does it again with her numerous identifications. Gail Gibbons also enables what I call momma-make-up-a-story moments.  See that little girl pulling a sled up a snowy hill?  And G, do you see the puppy walking out to the frozen pond?  The story provides simple sentences throughout the book such as: “It is cold.” 


What outdoor chores do you have this week to accomplish? Me?… I still need to plant those fall bulbs!


My Library List:
Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment
Day 2: Perfect Pizza
Day 3: Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8: Frowns Turn into Smiles
Day 9: BOO-HA

Day 10: Big Red Barn
Day 11: Magic with Vegetables

Day 12: Call to Action
Day 13: BOOM
Day 14: Ponies and Cowboys
Day 15: Value to our Trees
Day 16: Tractor Time
Day 17: Wishing for a Washing
Day 18: United Tweets
Day 19: Popcorn Pops

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation.

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