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It’s Thanksgiving Eve! Tonight I will be reminded how thankful I am for friends, family, laughter, church pews, bar stools, Captain Morgan and the Dylan Bloom Band. But what else have I been thankful for this year?

2015 has been one for the books, and when I start to list off the things I am thankful for I can’t seem to stop… I got engaged to my best friend, my sisters family moved back to our hometown, my other sister is pregnant, I saw Garth Brooks in concert and Justin Bieber has finally made a comeback. But to be completely honest the one thing that I am the most thankful for is my farm family … and the fact that I’m marrying into another farm family. This year brought a beautiful harvest, and although grain prices aren’t so great, there is much to be thankful for. Everybody made it through harvest safely, the crop was harvested in a timely fashion, and I was provided with beautiful sunsets that let me go wild with my camera. When everything in the world seems to be going wrong, it’s nice to take my camera and find something to take a picture of that doesn’t bring sadness, hatred or fear into our hearts. The images below are a collection of my favorite photos from this harvest season. I think the world needs a few more farm families to get their priorities straight, but hey I’m biased.

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Don’t get me wrong I’m as basic as they come. I love pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and scarves … but dusty gravel roads and John Deere tractors are a few of my favorite things about fall.

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This is what happens when you are released into an open field after 8 hours in the combine with Grandpa.

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I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. Leviticus 26:4

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I know I said John Deere, but the New Hollands are part of this whole “for better or for worse” part of marriage. 🙂

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Oh hey, that’s my fiance in the grain cart!

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Youth Group Hayrack ride on a Harvest Night.

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The Lord will indeed give what is good and our land will yield its harvest. PSALM 85:12

Until next year… #Harvest16

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