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The little guy and I have been spending a lot of time with John lately…as in John Deere.  We’ve been working ground for my dad to plant corn, we’ve worked some ground to plant soybeans and we’ve planted soybeans.  With all of this activity the kid is in his element and he says some funny stuff. One night we got home from farming.  As he was preparing to eat dinner instead of saying his typical prayer he bowed his head and said, “Dear God, thank you for making dirt so I can plant my beans.”

Planting or drilling soybeans

One day we were planting soybeans and a neighboring farmer was running a much bigger tractor than we have.  He was just on the other side of the fence, and this tractor didn’t even have tires, it has tracks.  My little farmer was mesmerized.  His head turned back and forth like a pendulum keeping a close eye on the other guy.  After some unusual silence he spoke up and said, “My papa is special.  He really likes me and my cousin.  He has tractors.  He’s special.”  Then he paused, turned his head and said, “But that guy is REALLY special because he has a tracks tractor.”

We were working ground in a field that we were preparing to drill soybeans.  The Little Farmer fell asleep, for almost an hour.  So we had made significant progress while he was resting.  He woke up, looked around and in a very puzzled tone said, “How’d we get so done?”