Monday, October 3, 2011

IT'S GROWING

Barren as a freshly spaded female dog, this ginormous hole in the ground sat empty and lifeless a good part of the summer. We had just enjoyed a wonderful Ozark shower before the bulldozer was summoned thinkin' it would make for an easy dig. Mr. Burly Tobacco Spittin' Dozer Man uncovered earth that was drier that lizzard spit on a hot rock only an inch below the surface. The in-ground silo was dug just awaitin' some form of life.

Meanwhile, down in the bottom land there was activity takin' place. Hubs had planted a couple of the fields in dwarf sorghum this year. Yep folks, ya heard me right, this stuff was "dwarf". Can ya imagine if we planted the "giant" stuff? In spite of spring floods, tornadoes and summer drought this species of heavy headed grass yielded a whoppin' 311 tons. Woohoo baby, the cows are gonna eat high on the hog this winter just like my hunka'~ hunka' burnin' love who's outstandin' in his field! I love this man!!!

The chopper ate it's way through the fields like a hungry 'coon knawin' on a juicy ear of corn fillin' up one truck's appetite after another. We chopped our sorghum into silage (livestock feed) but with over thirty varieties it abounds in uses. It can be used to make syrup, molasses, fodder, alcoholic beverages, feed grain and seed. The trucks ran hard fillin' up our big barren hole in the ground where it suddenly took on a hue as green a gourd guts.

Tractors packed the green morsels down as tight as a camel's derriere in a sand storm while the trucks continued pilin' more in. The heat of the product began to radiate the sweetest smell arisin' from the once comatose cavern. New life grew as nature's enzymes worked hard to produce a priceless commodity. The choppin' crew said, "we ain't never seen a crop like this before!" Our phones began ringin' almost immediately with farmers wanting to book and purchase the quality livestock feed. Ya'll gotta remember...it's Tiny Town...word travels faster than an hyperactive auctioneer high on coffee can holler, "sold!"

I got to thinkin' that big old hole in the ground is kinda like a life without God, empty, barren and unproductive. Then ya plant the love of the Lord in our hearts and it simply makes us priceless children of God. Now, ya'll gotta love that transformation more than fresh molasses drippin' off a homemade biscuit. My Mini~Me asked Jesus into her heart a little over a year ago and kept it to herself for awhile 'cause she didn't want to hurt her daddy's feelings. She thought he might feel bad 'cause she now had a Second Daddy~God the Father. Doesn't that just melt your pea~pickin' hearts?

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This summer Miss Honor decided to take a stand and be baptized, her public obedient declaration that she has decided to follow Jesus. Our little princess is not barren. The Temptations said it well when they sang,"like the rose bud blooming in the warmth of the summer sun," in the song written by Smokey Robinson back in 1965. I'm just pleased as punch to say that little Honor's faith, walk and relationship with God..." It's Growing!!!"

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  1. Burley Tobacco Spittin Dozer Man.....that was funny, All your sayings make me giggle.
    Good job on your huge crop!!
    and congratulations to Miss Honor
    we really are Barren without the influence of the Lord in our lives I think.

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  2. I agree that a relationship with Christ gives us purpose in life! Without Him, life would be pointless. How precious that she was baptized in the river, a cherished event ♥

    Blessings, Kathy
    seashellsandoveralls.blogspot.com

    Now ya got me thinkin' bout biscuits and molasses!

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  3. I love your way with words, Nezzy.
    Congratulations on both counts!

    I've never seen an in ground silo. Did you put the harvested sorghum there because you won't be keeping it around very long and putting it there makes it easier to sell to the local farmers?

    That is a great crop.

    And Miss Honor is an amazing young lady. :)

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  4. Boy, everything sure does look brown out there, and dry! I'm so glad you were able to harvest something after such a terrible summertime. And congratulations to little Honor for taking the step forward in being baptized. I sure enjoyed reading this, even if I don't have a Southern accent like you do, Nezzy.

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  5. Wonderful story of baptism, and the photo, and of all that sorghum. I had no idea there are so many kinds and so many uses.

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  6. We have bins and ground piles here. Have never seen a ground silo before- interesting. And the only thing they grow here is corn and beans, being in the corn belt. Every now and then you will see a field of wheat or hay, for those who raise black angus.
    So happy to see that sweet little thing in the middle of the river. One more for Him! Priceless how little minds think and I'll bet her daddy is so proud of her...and the rest of you.

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  7. It's always a pleasure reading your descriptive posts. It sounds to me like it was a wonderful summer for you

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  8. I love how you write Nezzy! I am so happy you had a great crop after all the bad weather.
    Your little Minne Me is a doll and it sounds like hubby is a great guy...of course he has you, so how could he not be!
    Big Hugs!
    Cindy
    P.S. I think I figured a way around this blogging problem.

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  9. Hi Nezzy! I really enjoyed reading this post. The silage making really brought back memories and I swear I could smell silage there for a minute! My dad had a ground silo, but not as big as yours. He didn't use it many years, not sure why.
    Your sweet little g'daughter made the most important decision she'll ever make in her life! Love the baptism photo.
    Have a great week!

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  10. You have the best way with words. I always smile reading these posts. Congratulations on the feed stockpile. It sure looks good.
    Too bad about the prices farming is not for getting rich:). B

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  11. That is an amazing crop after all the strange weather.

    That is wonderful to know the path Honor is traveling.

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  12. The smell of fresh silage should be bottled - I LOVE the fresh green smell of the stalk and the sweet aroma of the corn intermingled. It's heavenly! We used a pit silo, too, and your photos brought back a lot of wonderful memories. One of the most important jobs of this harvest is the packer: if the silage is packed well, the trucks do not get stuck and the silage "cures" effectively with little waste.

    We had an old truck without a windshield that we used only for hauling silage. My brother who always ran the chopper was mischievous and loved to shower any new driver of "Ole Yellar."

    Thanks again for bringing back so many wonderful memories.

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  13. Still giggling over the camel's butt. I have never seen a ground silo, interesting.
    You must be proud and relieved about Honor. How wonderful.
    Arkansas Patti

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  14. Hey now, I've laughed so hard i had to visit john! LOL. Sure was a big crop. Congrats on that and the little bitty prety one! Stay outta trouble...have a good week! Hugs!

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  15. What a precious picture of Miss Honor being baptized in the river.
    Thanks for taking us along on you silage adventure and how great that you got such a good crop.
    Thanks for sharing all this good news in such a fun way.

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  16. I am amazed at the fact that you put that sourgum in the ground. I'm a city girl and didn't know you could do things like that. I am always saying i learn something new everyday. What a precious picture of your granddaughter. Nice how your made the comparison. So true.

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  17. My eyes are bug eyed at the "drawf sorghum". Wow! I've never heard of an in ground silo. So interesting.

    The story of your sweet little follower of God brought tears to my eyes. I'll bet her daddy was glad to share the title of Father.

    God is so good to all of us.

    Deanna from My Loves, My Life

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  18. Girl you kill me with your frases lol Always a hoot to read your posts. Have a yeehaww of a day !

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  19. Praise God for another one safe in the fold! The angels had another rejoicing party!
    This is the first I have heard of an in-ground silo. Grandpa (in NY) - - many, many years ago - - only had the vertical cylindrical ones. So I went online and looked at some of them. Very interesting. I got tickled at the people above who love the smell of the silage. It was sickening to me. However, I loved the smell of grain for the cows and the sweet hay.
    It was great to hear from you!

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  20. Wow full of action and a great post to read...you sure have some action down on that Ponderosa of yours...yep, I too wonder what it would be like if you planted the giant version ha ha!!!

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  21. Those are some great pics!!! And I just love your analogies...they always make me giggle!

    That's so sweet about your granddaughter!!!!

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  22. So sweet to see Miss Honor and the look on her face. What a blessing.

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  23. Miss honor melted m heart, Nezzy ... how sweet & loving! She bring Jesus to her life & heart & melts all of ours.

    Shoo-doggy! That's a lotta growing there!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  24. Miss honor melted m heart, Nezzy ... how sweet & loving! She bring Jesus to her life & heart & melts all of ours.

    Shoo-doggy! That's a lotta growing there!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  25. I am city girl, but boy, I love reading about the stuff you do over at the Ponderosa. :)

    I love that picture of sweet little Miss honor.

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  26. Whoo hoo--things are a hopping in your neck of the woods!
    Have fun!

    Melinda

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  27. So glad your crop is so "wanted"! Amazing!
    I didn't realize it could be used as silage.

    Yay for the sweet new follower of Jesus.

    Loved the post.

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  28. Your crops look great. We had such draught in N.C. that the corn on the coast was about knee high and dried up long ago.

    I love the photo of your granddaughter. She will cherish it too when she's older. What a wonderful moment.

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  29. That is so sweet with your granddaughter making her commitment to Jesus and following through being baptized! I am sure it was a special moment for all who witnessed her baptism!

    betty

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  30. Wow!!! That's a lot of corn!! Goes to prove, you DO reap what you sow!

    Another angel entered the kingdom of heaven...AMEN!!

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  31. This post made me smile, I always wanted to marry a farmer and live out in the country side.;) Did not happen, but I found my happiness anyway.;)
    Love that dwarf sorghum, hihi.;))
    xoxo

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  32. I've only seen the above ground cylindrical silos. You taught me something new. ;)
    Your posts are a treat for the ears. Congrats to your sweet Honor!! :):)

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  33. Looks like a great harvest!

    That is so sweet that she didn't tell him.

    Thanks for visiting lately - I'm your newest follower and would jumping-up-and-down love it if you wanted to follow me back sometime ;-)

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  34. WOW, great lesson in farming! What a little sweetheart, I just love watching a young person accept Jesus and start a life with him! The world sure needs more young lives leading others in this craziness of life!

    Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

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  35. You are so blessed to have some an abundant crop, Nezzy. And now Honor is completely blessed too and I am happy so for all of you!..Christine

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  36. I certainly learned something new today. I'd never heard of an in-ground silo before.

    Blessings to your sweet girl!

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  37. I love the way that you talk,lol. I only hope that you do that in person!. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  38. Congrats on the Baptism of that sweet girl! Bless her heart.
    I am so glad to hear you had a good crop. I know nothing about Sorghum so it was fascinating to see the process and how you keep it. Is it covered up then after it is all put in the ground silo? The cows are going to love you all. LOL! That is dwarf? Wow! Have a wonderful week gal.

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  39. What a beautiful ending to a great post. I'm wondering also if you talk like that in person. Do you know all these sayings or do you look them up? I'm so glad you're back to posting. Missed you something fierce.

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  40. You have such a beautiful way with words, Nezzy.

    Love the pics. Awesome!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  41. You do your farmin' different down there than we do up here in Wisconsin!

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  42. I heard the angels rejoicing that day.

    Thats one big silo in the ground. Love your pictures.

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  43. I love harvest here...of crops and souls! ;D

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  44. so wonderful!! Congrats on the baptism. What a fantastic season.

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  45. Miss Nezzy~ that baptizing picture washed my eyeballs out but good! Thanks so much for sharing that sweet story.
    I LOVE the pictures of your "crop"~ I'll have to show these to my hubby. He loves looking at tractors- even if they're not moving! *hehe*

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  46. What a neat place to be baptized! Congratulations to her!!

    =)

    PS. I've always wondered what sorghum was when I read about it in books. Thanks for educating me...

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  47. Drier than lizard spit on a hot rock! LOL!!! This was so funny and so meaningful at the same time :) So happy to hear of Honor's baptism and decisio to follow Jesus....AMEN!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  48. Praise the Lord a new daughter of the KIngs.
    I love molasses, when you folks were alive each year we got together and made Lep cookies. Haven't made any for many years, but I think this year I will make some and take to my sister 100 miles away as she is have knee replacement in October.
    Thank you for bringing my memories alive.

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  49. Hi Nezzy!

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

    We plant sorghum here in Idaho too! I'd never seen it until a few years ago, I thought it was corn - them one fine farmer told me it was sorghum - and your crop did look wonderful!

    What a precious picture of your little Honor being baptized! She is indeed a sweet little daughter of God!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  50. woohoo ms honor that is an awesome step in life...i dont think you will ever be sorry...

    wow on all that feed!

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  51. Hey now, the hubster and me got at it again, but I fixed him. Thought you'd like to come over and have a look see. Ha!

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  52. I love the baptism photo, what a great shot! And WOW.... I have learned alittle about farming here, this post is so incredibly interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who knew you could do an inground silo? Amazing!

    Now, here's your compliment for the day... because I just saw your pic in the sidebar and had to say, you are SUCH a beautiful lady! (okay, quiet. absorb. enjoy) :) Sheila

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  53. Oh, I love and enjoyed this post sweet Nezzy. Congratulations to your little Minnie-Me. How wonderful that she got to be baptized in the river. Congratulations on your great crop too! Hugs

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  54. Hi Nezzy! I'm so proud for your little Miss Honor and her obedience to God by being baptized. I was baptized in a creek in Alabama when I was nine! This brought back sweet memories!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  55. Hi There, Your posts are so much fun to read... Do all of those phrases just pop out of your mouth--or do you have to think about them????? I'll bet they pop out --and you probably heard them all growing up.... I love 'em!!!!!

    My Daddy used to say that he was as "Fine as Froghair"... Wonder what that meant????? ha ha

    Love the baptism story.. God Bless her...

    Great post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  56. I am a country girl and I have never seen a silo in the ground... What a treat to see that in progress.... the sweet sweet story about the granddaughter is just precious... How it thrills our hearts to see those precious little hearts surrendering to Jesus... can you imagine what the Father God feels..... He is a proud Father.

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  57. Nezzy,I'm so far behind in your posts..sorry! I missed your sense of humor and insight and also I've learned something about farming here today! Thanks so much. Congrats to that sweet Granddaughter for taking such a special step in her life.

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  58. So glad to hear that crops and little people are growing where you are. This was a lovely post and that last picture is precious.

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  59. Barren as a newly spade female dog - you crack me up!

    Love that you captured that moment with Honor as she was listening intently. How lovely that she decided to be baptized. How proud you must be!

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  60. How awesome! I've not ever seen an in-ground silo before...how cool is that!
    Precious Honor...God bless her!
    Enjoy your day!

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  61. FYI I am commenting as Anonymous because blogger won't let me comment through Google for some reason....I don't know why.

    What a wonderful blessing for your grand daughter to be Baptised. Most important thing she will ever do.

    Most of our corn, peanuts and cotton crops burnt up this year. It was sad to see all the farmers bush hogging dried up fields of corn. One farmer told us the other day that peanuts are gonna be really high this year due to that.

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  62. FYI....Anonymous would be me...Dirt Princess! LOL!!! Guess it would help if I mentioned that huh!

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  63. Oh Nezzy. You just light up the world with your beliefs, your ways, your words, your amazing big heart!

    Jenny Matlock
    Sorry for the anonymous sign in. Blogger is being difficult this morning.

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  64. Oh my gardening goodness!!!!!! That's a lot of farm. ;)
    Love the photo of Mini-me....what a sweet and smart young lady!!!!

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  65. I like the Miss Honors Baptism photo. It is so sweet! I also remember how fast word travels in small town....

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  66. Very cool to read about the reaping process. I love that last photo.. the look in Miss Honor's eyes is so tender sweet.

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  67. What a delightful post. It swept me away from my urban life if only for a few minutes. Best of all was the baptism...precious. Look forward to reading more in the future!

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  68. I've never heard of a silo in the ground before,guess you can tell I'm not from the Midwest. Love the picture of Miss Honor getting baptized, reminds me of when I got dunked in the river.

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  69. Wow Nezzy, Congratulations on your cash crop being such a success this year. We've never planted sorghum and this is the first time I see a field of it. We've planted some corn but the raccoons got into it and did a lot of damage.

    How admirable that your little granddaughter received her baptism and came to that decision all by herself. Congratulations to her.

    Nezzy, thanks for your comment on my blog. You can enter the giveaway even though you're not a hooker, if you think that you would like some wool for some wool appliqué projects just let me know. JB

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  70. Such an interesting post, Nezzy. I love seeing and learning about all kinds of farming. Thank you so much for the photos and information. :)

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  71. Shall we gather at the River? Yes! We shall!

    Second Daddy? Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    xoRebecca

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  72. wonderful harvest and congrats to Miss Honor!

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  73. Oh Nezzy. As I read this wonderful piece, I laughed, as I suspected I would, at your perfectly picked SIMILES...the one about the camel..tightening up its derriere in a sandstorm,.......my goodness woman, you are so clever. THEN.....THEN the laughter turned to silence as I read further. The love THAT TRANSFORMS. Then the little blinking sign on your sidebar that says, "Live like it's HEAVEN ON EARTH." This hit me between the chambers of my heart. I have a very difficult child in my class this year that is, pardon my expression, making my life a living hell. In my nine years of teaching, I have never seen this happen to me. But there is a reason. I have run out of things to do, even with the collaboration of a colleague. But God knows. God knows that LOVE, an EXTRAORDINARY LOVE will at least get us through the day. I do not know if this child will change this year in my class, but you talk about planting the seeds....I have heard it all before, having been a believer for 32 years. But this time, this type of message has sunk in as being the END ALL...let's face it, LOVE IS OUR BEGINNING, OUR MIDDLE and OUR END and our FOREVER.

    Thank you, Nezzy, thank you for your humor and love, your visits and kindness....AND YOUR FARM-CHICK PIZZAZZ!!!!!!! Anita

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  74. So wonderful to see her being baptized, and it's super interesting to see how the field is turned over.

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  75. I have not seen a sorghum field before. It looks beautiful in that earth bunker! Green gourd guts..that is very descriptive!!

    Love the sweet photo of the Baptism in the water:)

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  76. Hi, 75 comments before me is a lot, i don't even get 1/3 of that! You are a famous blogger and everybody loves your posts, funny indeed. Even if i don't related much to the phrases you used, it still sounds funny for me, haha! And you make everything so lovely like the dwarf sorghum, i don't know in that photo how to call the hubby! And congratulations for the big harvest, we don't have those very wide fields in this part of the world.

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  77. Ooooh, harvest time--my favorite time of year. :) Had my first ride on a combine two years ago and I can't believe how long and hard our farmer friends work! Sheesh!

    Looks like a great harvest this year! Thanks for the explanation--we city folk don't understand all that goes into the products we buy at the store. Thank you, farm friends!

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  78. So interesting! I have the highest respect for farmers. It's something my husband has done and always dreamed of having his own farm, but rught now we're stuck in the suburbs... We can dream though right? Have a wonderful and productive week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  79. Can I come visit your farm for awhile? I know I would love to learn the ways of farming from the experts. I didn't realize just how much went into it. That's fascinating! I also didn't know that that's how sorghum happened. I knew that it could be made into molasses but that was it. I sure learned something new.

    Honor is precious to think that she would hurt her daddy's feelings. What a sweetheart!

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  80. Lovely images and story! We´d love to come visit yr farm too - like the previous comment!

    Lovely blog as well!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

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  81. Wow I have never seen or heard of a ground silo....do you cover it? If not how do you keep it dry? Your Hubby looks so proud!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  82. It took me a while to comment because I was laughing so hard! You crack me up!

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  83. I've never seen a live baptism in the water like that, only in church. How sweet.
    xoxo
    SC

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  84. Thanks for visiting my blog !!...your blog is wonderful!...enjoy a happy weekend...love from me...xxx...

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  85. Thanks for visiting my blog !!...your blog is wonderful!...enjoy a happy weekend...love from me...xxx...

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  86. You certainly have a way with words! Blessings to the little one who was baptized.

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  87. What a wonderful post! I grew up on a farm and know what silage is. It was fun to see all those pictures.
    Your grand daughter is a sweetheart. Love how she protected her Dad and love the baptism!

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  88. Thanks you for visiting my little nature blog. And I loved looking thru your adjectively concoted sentences. Did wonder what the "testical festival" was all about. Around here I think they used to refers to an "oyster feed." :)

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  89. SWEET NEZZY! I JUST RESPONDED to you wonderful email, but I am coming here to let you know that my email has been acting up. CHECK YOUR EMAIL. If you do not see my response, check your SPAM MAIL! I think my end is acting up!!! THANK YOU DEAREST! Anita

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  90. Hi Nezzy,
    Congrats on a bumper crop. I just love all your sayings and it feels so good to smile tonight and relax enjoying your post.
    God blesses in so many ways and what a heartwarmer to know he has blessed your dear grand daughter too by living in her heart and she was baptized. Love all your pics.

    XOXO Celestina Marie

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  91. Oh, it worked. I wrote a big long thing. Let me just say that it doesn't surprise me you have so many comments Nezzy because you are so nice!

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  92. So thrilled for Miss Honor! Nothing is more important than our relationship with Jesus!
    Praise God for your crops!!

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  93. Like all your other friends honey I enjoyed reading about your bumper crops this year. Enjoyed seeing a picture of your sweet hubby but most of all I loved reading about your precious granddaughter and her baptism such a blessing.
    So glad for you and happy your back to blogging. I sure have missed you
    Love
    Maggie

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  94. Oh how I remember the smell of silage... such fragrance! :D Loved this post, and your awesome descriptions. Bless your little Mini-Me - she is adorable and precious.. and you should be very proud of her!! Have a blessed weekend.. I enjoyed catching up with ya, Nezzy!
    -Tammy

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  95. Hi Nezzy, thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments on my painting! That was very sweet!

    Girl, now THAT's some silage! Hadn't ever thought about an in-ground storage.

    That's such a sweet picture of your little one getting baptised. They just don't do it like that any more and I just love it! Take care!

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  96. That is just precious about what your granddaughter said. Too sweet! So glad your silage turned out so well ")

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  97. Love those pictures. I can even smell the ground and fields. thank you for sharing this post. Blessings to you Nezzy.

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  98. I grew up in Georgia where sorghum was on every table. I had no idea where it came from, i knew cane syrup came from sugar cane, I love chewing sugar cane, but did not know sorghum looked like this or that it was used for cattle feed, very informative. God Bless your little angel, so precious.

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  99. I'm new follower,hope you will follow back,I appreciate your visit and comment @ LAZYONLOBLOLLY.
    I love your blog and photo's.
    ~JO

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  100. Love the sweet image of Miss Honor...adorable! You must have been so proud of her. Hugs my dear friend.

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  101. Life just doesn't get any better than walking with God.. Blessed be, Miss Honor.

    Hugs,
    Pam

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  102. Wow you have many comments adding up here. I'm sure you have a saying about the number. In-ground silo - thanks for teaching me something new.
    all the best.

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  103. I love your imagery!!! And I love that little mini me of yours :) Blessings to you all.

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  104. Never pictured a lizard spittin' before. Thanks for the wonderful imagery.

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  105. Love the pictures you paint with words. It's always great to see how someone else lives their life too. Thanks for sharing your piece.

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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  106. Beautiful story, just beautiful! You are such a gifted writer! Thank you for sharing this wonderful time with us.

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  107. It's a wonderful thing when young people want to be baptised.
    "as tight as a camel's derriere in a sand storm" - that's tight!

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  108. Thank you for visiting my blog. As you saw not much happening these days on the blog. I am still busy photographing. I photographed my stepdaughter's wedding a couple weekends ago. I am almost done editing pictures. I will be photographing one more wedding this year, at the end of this month. My niece is getting married and asked me to be her photographer. Again thanks for checking in on me.

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  109. How fun to watch the whole process of building the silage for your cattle's winter feed!!!

    Our saying in this neck of the woods is "It's been as dry as a popcorn fart"...you get my drift. Nah...not a pun. Well, ya, maybe! LOL

    Cooler Days Ahead

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  110. I just love your descriptive way of writing.
    Thank you for popping over to my place.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  111. what a fun read.....very cool pictures!!

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  112. You have such a great way of putting things!!! Love the photos and the analogies!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  113. Rejoicing with you about the baptism! Awesome - praising the Lord!..

    Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog! Loved reading your post and learned something about the in-ground silo! Thanks and God bless!

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  114. I think the 'coons around our place prefer munching on our chickens...but I like your analogy better!

    This post made me so happy, praise God for your little granddaughters' public announcement of her faith and "new Daddy" !

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  115. Well Honor started a party in the heavenlies! Hallelujah!

    I remember visiting a dairy farm when I was very young, and smelling the silage in the pit...I didn't like the smell at all!

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  116. Growing in so many ways!

    And yes, what a sweet heart she has!

    :-)
    Traci

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  117. Dang cows! I want my sorghum on my biscuit please. In fact now I'm craving it. Glad to see mini-me in that creek because I thought only KY people still baptized in creeks. :)

    And thank you ever so much for your lovely comments of late, they did not go un-noticed! :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  118. My Dad planted a similar product call hegari. I used to ride in the truck harvesting it until one time I had a terrible asthma attack--first anybody suspected I had asthma. In those days little was done for it. My siblings got to ride the truck and I had to stay at the farmhouse thereafter.

    Congratulations on the commitment to follow Jesus and baptism of your daughter. It is one decision I never regretted in my soon to be 75 yrs (Thursday).

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  119. Love the wonderful photo of Honor. She is very precious.
    Thank you for stopping by so I could find your fun blog. You have put a smile on my face and laughter in my heart.

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  120. Thank you for your visits and thoughtful comments to my blog. We are still warm with the temp hitting 80 today in the Lancaster,Pa area. Richard

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  121. Why am I not following your blog? I thought I was, so I'm about to rectify it!
    I love to learn new things, and until today I knew nothing about Sorghum at all. Young Honor is blessed with faith - what a gift!

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  122. I love the one at the end of the baptism. Moments like those are so precious!

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  123. Beautiful post! Honor is a beautiful wonderful young lady! I love this story and your harvest time brings back a lot of good memories for my hubby. He spent so many years on the farm his grandparents had in Holly, CO. Hugs Anne

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