Growing up on a farm autumn was a very important and exciting time.
The year's harvest determined the income for the year and thus could produce either satisfied smiles or worried creases on the adult foreheads (as a kid I had no clue, just some years we had a couple more Christmas presents than other years).
And usually when the harvest was good prices were down. This meant that some tough decisions had to be made - sell the crop now at low prices or store it to sell later, when the price could be higher . . . or lower.
And just because you had a good crop in the field didn't mean anything. A rainy fall meant a struggle to get the heavy equipment in the soggy fields without getting stuck. High winds could knock the stalks over so that the combine couldn't pick them up leaving grain on the ground. An early snow could cover your valuable assets and leave them standing in the field.
Farming is not a profession for sissies!!
So, all that farming stress could have had an effect on me - or it could just be that I don't like cold weather!! (probably the latter
I do have to admit that autumn is a beautiful time of year. So, enjoy the scenery, snap some photos, say a prayer for the farmers, and have fun with this cutting file!
I have also been designing sunflowers for my Etsy shop.
Here's a peek at my new Sunflower Clips.
End of Summer Quotes:
**Summer should get a speeding ticket.
**The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall.
**Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.--Hal Borland