Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A REAL FARMER

On the previous post my friend, Anzu, commented she wanted to see the guy who went with the farm woman.  So to give equal time to my dad here is a post about the farmer.

If you’re looking for a photo of a real farmer, check out this one:

When the home town newspaper needed a picture of a farmer out standing in his field, they asked my dad to show off his wheat crop.

Here’s a photo I took of Dad at work in our barn milking cows.

To be fair to Mom this is one of Dad geared up for work in the winter.  Um, Dad, the calves are getting into the hay stack.

Dad had a real soft spot in his heart for animals.  Bingo, the cow dog, loved Dad with jealous passion to the point of climbing on his lap when he paid too much attention to cats like the black one there on the sofa.

Most visits to Grandma and Grandpa’s farm included a ride on the tractor.

While he was still healthy, Dad took anyone who was willing to his favorite fishing spots.

So, although some artists have depicted farmers and their wives like this…

My favorite farmers look like this.

13 comments:

Pearl said...

My grandparents were farmers, real farmers. :-)

Your pictures brought a tear to my eye.

Pearl

Delores said...

I like your farmers best.

Anonymous said...

Oh you are one lucky girl to have had the best farmers raise you. Oh I LOVE everything about this post but like Pearl it brought a tearortow. Hugs my friend. B

rebecca said...

I have so many favorite pictures of those two. They're a good-looking pair. Love my farmer genes.

jeanie said...

Aw - what a beautiful couple - you can tell that they really enjoy each other's presence in those photos. Thank you for my morning smile over here.

Joanne Noragon said...

I come from a lot of farmers and was in two year old awe of my uncle squirting milk into a cat's mouth. I am in aw of your farmers, too. Incredible folks.

Val said...

My favorite picture is the cows in the hay stack. I like how the snow on that left side makes the stack look like a giant Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheat.

I also like your dad's goggles.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, what a wonderful post!!

Sarah said...

What a lovely picture of your Dad's farming life. I especially liked the calves getting into the haystack! I have never heard of a cow dog before. It makes sense that there is such a job for dogs though. Jealousy in animals is a familiar thing in our house too-my old cat Boris and Tiger now both had/have big issues with this!

Alica said...

It's so nice that you have pictures of your Dad actively farming! The ruddy face and those strong hands say it all...he was a hard working man. I'll bet he went to bed each night feeling like he had earned his rest! Love the picture of him with the grandkids on the tractor!

Terry and Linda said...

This was an outstanding post, Leenie! You brought a tear to my eyes and a lump to my throat!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://handcraftedbyus.wordpress.com

Anzu said...

Wow!
Thanks to your kindness.
Your father looks tough and gentle.
They are so cool!! v(*´ェ`*)♪
Yes, don't be serious.
We know peace will come from smiles.

Mark L Hodson said...

Thanks for posting these pictures and running your blog. good and funny memories of our Parents and grandparents are the greatest.