Saturday, April 24, 2010

Getting a break

How I love the rain. Especially when it means that I don't have to be working 12+ hour days, six days a week. But that is what I get for working at a farm cooperative during the spring field work season. This spring is a bit different in that I am mostly running a dry fertilizer floater. For all of you that are not familiar with midwestern US farming practices, a dry fertilizer floater is a large truck that has wide farm tractor style tires on it and a box on the back of it that looks like a dump truck box except it has a conveyor belt in the bottom which moves fertilizer out the back to a couple of spinners which throw the fertilizer in a specific pattern onto the field. It was rather unnerving to drive it at first because it is so tall. The floor of the cab is over five and a half feet off the ground and while driving down the road I can look down into the cabs of semis as I meet them. But I've become a bit more relaxed driving it in the last couple of weeks.

I was hoping to add a photo of the floater to the blog but I keep forgetting to take my camera to work so I can get a decent photo. My phone camera isn't very good and the photos I've taken with it are rather fuzzy.

Now, I believe that I will go to sleep, just because I can....

Grace and Peace to all.