The Evolution of a Modern-Day Farm Wife

It’s wheat harvest time in central Kansas, and for many farmers–including the Baldwins–that means we are busy trying to get the wheat cut as quickly as possible.

It makes sense for me to stay busy while the crew is out in the fields cutting wheat.  I don’t want to drive a combine (they’re too big for me), I can’t drive a semi-truck (I don’t have the license), and we all know I’m a domestic disaster in the kitchen–’nuff said.

So to make myself feel as if I’m being useful and productive, I figured I’d bring out the cameras and document this time of the year.  That’s what I normally do, except this year I’m sharing it with you as well.  After all, when life gets busy, make it busier!

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Comments on: "When life gets busy, make it busier!" (8)

  1. What an interesting and close-up look at the wheat harvesting process! Really nice video footage, too. I’m a native Kansan, but I’m definitely a town girl, which means I learned something. How many acres of wheat are you harvesting, and how long will it take?

    • Thanks for checking out the blog. I’ve had to learn a lot since marrying my husband–and I’m still learning. We’re not quite sure how long it will take to get all of the wheat harvested as it depends on the weather and the machines. We’re guessing it’ll take us somewhere between 5 -10 days. 🙂

  2. Mark Howell said:

    Great piece – keep them coming!

  3. Love this! Your mother-in-law is my cousin, so though I know (knew!) nothing about wheat harvest, I have been in Groveland (to church) quite a few times. I’ve come a long way from spending time on the farm to NJ, but I remember those days well. Thanks for taking the time to film this video.

    • Thanks for checking out the blog, Sonja!! You should see Groveland’s elevator now–it has a HUGE building in a field Adam farmed. I’m planning on getting some shots of it this week. Stay tuned 🙂

  4. We are about 4 weeks away from our harvest so it’s good to see combines rolling around the world. This was a great piece of filming and very informative. Keep up the good work, we need to be sharing how we produce food to others that don’t know about it.

  5. Excellent video. We won’t start our wheat ’til after July 4. The ground is so wet. It prevents the wheat from maturing.

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