Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Crowd in the Tractor Cab

 Haying continues in GriggsDakota.
Cattleman Jim is raking a second cutting of alfalfa. 
The Farm Inspector was riding along on another perfect Summer morning. 
 As I got closer, I saw that there were two passengers in the cab with the driver.
Prince is the new cowdog in GriggsDakota. He loves riding along in the tractor or pickup. 
The tractor is pulling a double rake which gathers mown hay and forms a swath. 
 The swath forms at the center back of the V and dries for a bit before being baled.
 The teeth on the rake, spinning in the sunshine look like little suns themselves.
A crowd in the tractor cab works for this trio on a fine Summer day in GriggsDakota.


  1. My Husband and I live south of Winfield, Kansas. We were raised on farms and still like to see what goes on and the many changes in the equipment.
    When I was at home, my job was to rake the hay with small ford tractor and the heat off the exhaust came right in my face and before long would be so sleepy. Would liked to have had a helper. ha
    Thank you all in your family for all you do to keep the food on the tables. I sure do not regret being raised on farm.
    We had a lot of rain July and August. So good to see the ponds, rivers full and green. The hay has been good. Wheat did good. Looks like the cotton and maize and soy beans have a chance at being good. We had 3 years of very little rain. The ponds and rivers were dry and crops were in bad shape. It was like the clouds opened up and dumped every drop they had. It has been a blessing.
    The farm inspector looks like she really likes being in the fields. Take care Sharon Drake, Winfield, Ks. Aug. 20,2013

    1. Thanks Sharon for following our blog. Love those old tractors with no cab on beautiful summer day.