Broken Glass

Here’s Brad spraying some wheat that a farmer used just as ground cover. Brad’s aim was to kill the wheat, and the farmer will now plant something else in the field. Brad has a lot of other acres to spray, but he’s been sidelined temporarily.

When he was hauling the sprayer home on the trailer one night, something hit its windshield. Why they don’t make a sprayer windshield like a car windshield is a good question. These just shatter and end up all over. He thought he’d go get it fixed and be back to work in less than a day; but no dealership near us had a windshield stocked, so he’s having to wait over a day for it to get fixed. I’m sure all farmers can feel his pain right now and all farmers’ wives can feel mine.

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What I Am Thinking:
I was thankful for this reminder about the Incomprehensible Hugeness of God. I hope you take a moment to watch this.

Farming:
Can you tell how big these tires are?

size of floater tire

3 hand widths wide and over 6 feet tall

Floater TiresThey are referred to as floater tires because they make it feel like you’re floating across the field in the sprayer. Brad will keep these wide tires on until he has to spray a field with corn growing in it. Then the skinnies will go back on for obvious reasons. Wide tires not only provide a smoother ride, but they are better for the field too because they cause less compaction. I think of them as the “addition” to the “house” that is the sprayer. $$$$$!

Small Town Nebraska:
A small town that Juliet lives near held a benefit for her and her family. Compared to our village this town of 600 seemed like a medium size town. They have a very nice community center and packed it for Juliet. It was overwhelming. You can give to them through her Go Fund Me site if your heart leads.
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Now if my Husker men could figure out how to win. That would be BIG!