the next best thing to christmas

marc’s dad is a farmer. consequently, growing up otto the highlight of the year was “agri-action.”  the tradition continues.  while wandering around after the boys, amidst a veritable plethora of rednecks and tractors, i realized i would have to go to this every year until i died.  yep.


next year maybe i will cut their hair first.  so they don’t get called girls, sweeties or sisters every time they turn around.  serious.  i can understand some people thinking they were girls but not everyone all the time.  it’s ridiculous.


besides if they were girls they would be ugly ones.  “look at that poor women with those ugly kids.  those are the ugliest girls i’ve ever seen.”


here is jehu in tractor bliss with free candy to boot.  and then getting told to say thank you for free candy and that you just can’t run around like a jolly little heathen all the time.


and tractor papa himself with baby girl.  the man who started it all (and enjoys every minute of it).


there was even a pony and a little calf for the kiddos.  it was funny how this big event was totally centered around kids.  they were swarming everywhere.


dragging their reluctant parents and aunts who would rather be home watching north and south or doing anything else at all.  poor megan.


jehu made her stand and watch silage being ground up and fed to cows for the longest time.  it was utterly fascinating.



6 Responses to “the next best thing to christmas”

  1. 1 Gayla February 12, 2009 at 10:38 am

    And poor Grammy had to stay home (sob) and give away puppies. 🙂

  2. 2 mavis February 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

    poor grammy indeed. if you had to go to one more agri-action you would explode.

  3. 3 bec February 12, 2009 at 11:47 am

    oh i enjoyed every minute of it…free candy!

  4. 4 miriam February 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    These shows are sooooooo awesome. Love how the hardened farmers all preen for the under-5 set. Excellent.

  5. 5 Auntie Megan February 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’ll be honest, I was just in it for the kids. Even silage grinding is okay when they are so cute. And girlie.

  6. 6 tiffany February 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t see why people think your boys look like girls. Yes, they have longer hair, but really they don’t even vaguely resemble girls. Especially with the cute little Jael in the pack. come on here people.

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