Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rurality Blog Hop

When I posted about the life of a bean field, I forgot one important and expensive step in the process.  That is spraying of the fields to get rid of the weeds.  Either the farmer does it with a tractor and sprayer like in the photo below.

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Or they hire a crop dusting plane.


While I was out taking photos of this old barn the crop duster was buzzing around spraying a nearby bean field.  He was flying so fast that it was hard to get a photo of him.




After many tries, I finally got a photo of him coming down to spray the field.  They fly so low that it is scary. No, that is not the bean field in the foreground.




Linking to Rurality Blog Hop #38

I have decided that I am making cleaning this dirty house a priority so I won't be posting and commenting as much for the next few weeks.  I will visit you all when I can.  I may or may not comment.  I am also getting things ready to decorate my space at the lighting store for Christmas.  Thanks to all my faithful and new followers for all your visits and nice comments.  They make my day.

Until next time
Barb

53 comments:

Kaya said...

Barb, you did great capturing this old crop duster!

And a red barn is a real beauty! Have all your time doing whatever necessary to do and we will wait you here.

A warm hug from Kaya.

TexWisGirl said...

that would be a tough job - the cropdusting AND the house cleaning. :)

i love the barn. it has a happy face!

Vee said...

Hope that you get it done in record time for you will be missed!

Buttons said...

Oh Barb I have never seen a crop duster they are not used in my part of this farming area. It is really something to see I am sure.
Good luck on getting all your cleaning done I should really do that. Maybe tomorrow:) Hug B

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

These are great shots in the life of a field! Best of luck with the cleaning - that is something I really should be doing, too :-/

amanda | wildly simple said...

Great shots, Barb! I love the little plane.

I understand the prioritizing.. it's been hard for me to keep up with all the posts I want to share & bogs I want to read lately.
On top of all the busy activity that fall brings,
I spent the other night in the hospital, photographing the arrival of a beautiful baby boy. It was a huge, moving experience for me. And set me back a bit on rest & laundry & things with my own kids! :)
I just shared about the experience. I hope when you are caught up & have time you can read it.
(It's really sinking in for me that the holidays are RIGHT around the corner. Once Halloween parties are done tomorrow, we have a son's birthday in a week, and twin sons' birthdays the following week, and then it's right on to Thanksgiving!)

Terri Buster said...

I know that sight- at least three times a year, swooping and diving...kinda scary to watch! You are an inspiration..I think I'll clean something...wait...no..maybe tomorrow! LOL!

Beth said...

Awesome shot of the crop duster plane.

Don't work too hard on your time off!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

We will miss you, but don't worry we will still be here when you get back. xo Laura

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I remember the first time I saw a crop duster when I was driving. Scared the daylights out of me because it flew so low!

Good luck with the cleaning!

Olive said...

We have crop dusters here that dip wildly low too. Scary. I am up to my ears in pricing for our Christmas Open house but am trying to blog. I have been such a distracted friend. hugs, olive

Our photos said...

I'll miss you too, but don't worry I will still be here when you get back.
Greetings, RW & SK

Pamela Gordon said...

Barb, you got some great photos of the crop duster and the big sprayers in the field. I can understand your taking a break right now. It's coming up to a busy time with holidays and your booth too. So, take care and I'll be watching for a new post in the future. Blessings. Pam

Faye said...

What a great series, Barb. And how could anyone say that blogging and Facebook is a waste of time? I learn so much and meet such interesting, creative people. Good luck with your great CLEANING. I should do that too but will probably just read. See you down the road.

Mari said...

You got some great shots!
Happy cleaning - I need to do that too. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I missed getting shots of the crop duster this year -- you did well Barb.

Will miss you, but totally understand. I need to get off my ass and do some cleaning as well. xo

eileeninmd said...

Barb, cool shots of the crop duster! You will be missed! With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up I should be doing some sprucing up too. Have a great evening and weekend ahead!

Brian King said...

You did a great job getting the plane! Nice last shot!

Debbie said...

Great timing on the crop duster!!

It's a good time of year to do a deep cleaning. I don't mind cleaning, I find listening to upbeat music really helps!!

Carletta said...

Lovely shots Barb!
I think you did a great job capturing the duster and how awesome the field color and the sky are so perfect with the plane. Very frame worthy!
Hope you have a productive break.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Dagnabbit, I get back and you get going! LOL Hurry back Barb, you'll be missed. Grand photos btw, love the old barn and you did a great job catching the cropdusting.

Have fun with the housecleaning? I'm doing the same thing but after almost 2 months of no computer I'm not giving up my online time!

Navigating Northward said...

Great shots. Good luck with the house cleaning - it'll feel good when it's done!

Carole M. said...

great captures Barb'

My Little Home and Garden said...

You've reminded me that I had read the soybean post and meant to get back to it and comment.

My house could use a bit of attention as well, so off I go for now!

-Karen

Judy said...

I hear you on the housecleaning, I should be doing that exact same thing. You got some great shots here.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very informative post and great shots for Rurality ~ so much work for the farmers ~ appreciate them even more ~ thanks, carol, xx

ladyfi said...

What beautiful shots.

Lmkazmierczak said...

I took some photos of the local crop duster this summer....yours turned out really well♫ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/xoxo/

Rose said...

I see your crop duster is yellow...I need to look that up and see if they are required by law to be yellow. That is all I ever see around is ones that are yellow.

(Want to come clean my house? Or help me and I will help you...we could be called the Cleaning Grannies.LOL)

W. Latane Barton said...

Don't overdo it, Barb. The house will always be there, regardless. Just enjoy the Fall and have fun.

Karen Frost said...

Wonderful captures, Barb! Love the little plane. Once a yellow plane flew over when my Hubby and I were outside and Hubby pointed and said, 'It's Yellow' in such a goofy way that whenever we see anything yellow now, we point and yell, 'It's Yellow!'
I love a good housecleaning session, you feel so good afterwards. Hurry back! Hugs xoxo Karen

Jeanne said...

Love this crop duster. Will be thinking of you as you have fun cleaning and getting Christmas set up! Hurry back

Betty Luckhurst said...

What awesome photos! That old barn is so pretty!

Nancy said...

I would think those crop dusters need to be really good pilots since they are flying so low....I love the red barn...so pretty...

I hope your cleaning goes fast so you will be back with us soon....

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great shots! Reminds me of my days of growing up on the farm. Sweet memories ...
May all the dust bunnies be shadows and the clutter be priceless collectibles!!!
Hugs,
Patti

MastHoliday said...

Wonderful photos!!
Have a nice day.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Crop dusting always looks scary to me, too! I hear you with the cleaning...I have been making it a priority here right now, too!

Elaine said...

You did a great job capturing the crop dusting! It really is hard to keep up with all the blogs you want to and still have time to do all the other things your life demands. No need to apologize for prioritizing!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, You sure captured the crop duster plane well with your camera. So much goes into this career of work before the final products go to market.

I want to say, have fun cleaning, but probably not!! LOL You have inspired me because I need to do the same thing before decorating for Christmas. Or maybe I should wait till after to do the big cleanup when putting all away. LOL
LOL
Oh well, I guess I would rather paint! LOL
Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment.
Hugs and Blessings.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i hope your cleaning goes well. c u on the flip side. ( ;

Amy Burzese said...

That duster looks like the one around here. Bright yellow! I should be cleaning, but no . . .

A Cuban In London said...

beautiful photos. You managed to capture the soul of the whole process. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Jori said...

I love crop dusters! My mom said when she was little she called them "sprayer airplane" she would run outside to watch them. LOVE your red barn photo!

Mersad said...

The barn is greatly captured. Love your images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography


Far Side of Fifty said...

I enjoyed your photos, up here they use a Helicopter for crop dusting. You did great on your Soybean post too. Oh you have all winter to clean..LOL..:)

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos, especially the yellow plane!
Greetings, RW & SK

Kerin said...

Great pix!

Have a great week, and I hope it's productive for you, and you are able to get your "to-do" list done :)

Liz said...

Beautiful series of shots, Barb! I love that barn.
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog today! :)

Stewart M said...

Some of these crop dusters must have nerves of steel!

Did not go to the horse race - not really my idea of fun - but I'll gladly take the day off!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Crop dusting is a VERY dangerous job due to electrical lines they sometimes have to dodge. Great shots!

Deanna said...

Great captures of the bean dusting...that 1st photo resembles a painting it is so lovely. Getting ready for the holidays is always a time consuming job...enjoy and we will see you when you return!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi there Barb! I love those pics of the crop dusters. I like to hear the small planes in the air. Don't work too hard, too much housework isn't good for you. :-)
Dorothy

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Great pics Barb. Getting a pic of a fast moving thing is not easy. When I move the camera it comes out blurred. You did great to catch those 2 planes. Like the pic of the barn too. Will miss you while you are busy.