Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Farm Dangers

My younger brother still farms, raising corn and soybeans, on the farm where I grew up. He also farms for a number of other folks, so his fall is very busy with harvest. This year he is pretty much ahead of schedule, just having some soybeans to harvest yet. Yields are good, but prices are down....go figure!

Two years ago, his hired man was driving one of the combines in the field and noticed a spark of fire coming from the back of the machine. He jumped off in time to avoid being caught up in an explosion that left the combine looking like this:


On a brighter note, this was our sunrise on our way to the Wellness Center to exercise:


Have a great Wednesday!

Linda Kay

21 comments:

Tom said...

Framing has always been dangerous.

Anvilcloud said...

I don't know ... fires can be pretty bright. ;)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thank God there were no injuries! Harvest is a beautiful time of the year; hopefully, you're enjoying greatly.

Gosia k said...

Farming is hard job and dangerous one

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

great Wednesday backachoo

Mike said...

Farming is near the top of the list of dangerous professions.

Lin Floyd said...

glad no one was injured...

William Kendall said...

Fortunate that there were no injuries. The sunrise is beautiful!

Rain Trueax said...

yes, big equipment and big animals are definitely dangerous. It's not a game for those who don't take it seriously and pay attention.

Denise inVA said...

Happy to hear no one was hurt. I have great respect for our farmers, we have several in our own family. Beautiful sunrise.

Janie Junebug said...

Isn't farming considered one of the most dangerous occupations? We need to be grateful to our farmers, who do so much for us. They operate pretty darned cantankerous machinery.

Love,
Janie

Nonnie said...

I'm glad there was a happy ending to that story. Scary. Beautiful sunrise.

Mage said...

We did, and thank you.

Grantham Lynn said...

Wow. I've heard stories. So sad. Glad he was o.k.
The sunrise is gorgeous. God provides a beautiful reminder to us
everyday! Thanks for sharing this!

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful sunrise. So glad the man saw the spark in time to get out of harm's way.

Betsy Adams said...

Farming is not easy work.. I admire farmers so much --and buy 'local' produce when possible.

Beautiful picture. We love walking early in the morning when the sun is coming up. Seems so peaceful.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Glad he was okay. Farming is an occupation fraught with peril, no doubt, but it definitely has its appeal! Beautiful sunrise photo. We love sunrises even more than sunsets.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank goodness no-one was hurt.

Love that sunrise photograph.

All the best Jan

krishna said...

Thank god.. no body was injured ...

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Revrunner said...

THAT ain't good! Hope someone got to the bottom of the problem.

Terra Hangen said...

Thank goodness the worker got away safely.

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