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I love when my work for CVA collides with my favorite hobby. Got some much needed anhydrous photos last night. Prayers to everyone applying anhydrous – safety first. I give Jordan a lecture every time he leaves the house to apply NH3 but I don’t care accidents happen in the blink of an eye.

Harvest 2016

Another Growing Season has come to a close, and Harvest is complete. I always take a plethora of images throughout Harvest, so here’s a handful of my favorites. Not just John Deere in my Harvest photos anymore – now that I’m officially an Emanuel New Hollands are also finding their way into the path of my lens.

Planting 2016

The weather for #plant16 tested our resilience. It was a wet Spring resulting in many challenges, and in some cases, flooding fields enough for some re-plant. Here are just a few of my favorite shots from this year’s planting season. Now it’s time to pray that the rain we had this Spring continues to fall throughout the Summer.

Harvest 2015

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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