Normally we start chopping the first week of September. This year seems to be right on schedule.
To get ready for Harvest this year I am planning as much ahead as possible. That means meals, grocery visits, even making sure I have diaper bags ready for each day. I finish up things in the yard and start getting buildings cleaned for Winter normally at the end of the summer..mainly because I don't see much of our home when the busy time hits. This year may be a bit different.
I started by making a list of all the field meals I could think of. My list turned out pretty good if I say so myself. Around 25 different sandwiches. Which is impressive from where I was 2 years ago.
Before my week of cooking begins I plan out my week for two meals a day, plus some snacks or dessert thrown in. As I go I simply pick a meal somewhere in the week and mark it off as I make it. At the end of my cooking week I plan my next one- just so I am ready to roll when my week comes around again.
Providing good meals for the day is really important on the farm. A lot of times our guys are stuck in the trucks or combines for 16+ hours. There only lifeline to food being me. So, I make it a personal challenge to always keep them happy.
My ideal harvest would be perfect weather conditions for 2 weeks straight and then one day of light rain, all day. On a Sunday, so my husband would get to spend the day with us.
As harvest starts my posts may be sporadic..but I will do my best to keep you updated on the happenings on our farm. Even it includes me saying how excited I am that I have found another field meal for our guys!
Anyone have any sandwiches they would like to share??
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