Friday, November 28, 2008

Tractors!

We had a great adventure today. A family friend helps run a large farm out here in Utah. We took the kids up to see the farm. They were harvesting feed corn, and we all got to not only watch the tractors at work but to ride on the tractor and the combine to see the process close up. Luke was particularly delighted to get to ride on the farm machines. Like many three-year-old boys he is fascinated by trucks, tractors and machines. After we left the farm he told us all about how the combine cuts down the corn and puts the kernels into the tractor trailer, which then puts them in a truck, which takes them to the dairy farm where the cows eat them.

2 comments:

Violin Mom said...

You know, I have to admit that I always wondered what a combine did. Sounds like you had a great time.

p.s. I will be mentioning you in my next post, which should be in a couple of days. Didn't you recommend that book to me about "What to Eat" or was it somebody else?

Paula said...

When I was a kid I used to watch the combines out in the fields below our house, but I never had a close-up view of what they were doing like we did last week. It was really a neat experience.
Yes I think I did mention that book; I look forward to seeing your post.