I'm finding benefits from being a teacher that I am realizing now, 6 years after being out of the field. Three of the guys in the crew were students of mine when I taught junior high English, and another is a friend from college, who moved here to teach the same year I did. It's fun to see them all again, and especially fun to see what great guys my students have grown into. They were good workers, great with the kids, fun to be around, and mainly full of it. We've had worse crews for sure! Now most of them are getting ready to head back to college for fall semester. With any luck, we'll be able to finish up the last little bit, as the weather has decided to heat up, at least into the upper 80s and low 90s, which feels like a real heat wave compared to what we've seen for most of the summer. Then all we have left is the dry land corn that we are trying for the 2nd year. It really is making the most of these late summer rains.
Enjoy the pictures!
Alli in the truck with Daddy