We enjoyed being a part of the corn chopping season this year. Uncle Ryan bought a truck and chopper last year and after weeks of getting everything ready the big day was finally here so we all headed out to watch Ryan open his first field. I'm pretty sure that our enthusiasm was as entertaining to the drivers as watching them work was to us.
We know next to nothing about this, but in case you're wondering why the chopper is driving up the middle of the field in some of the picture below Ryan explained to us that when they "open the field" they drive around the outside edge and then up the middle in a few places to make a path for the trucks so that they don't have to drive all the way around every time they have a load.
Grammy and Cooper
Waiting for our first glimpse of the chopper.
Watching for Uncle Ryan
Here it comes! You can't see it in the picture but Auntie Katie is actually driving this crazy machine. What a good farmers wife!