Watching my parents farm, I learned early on you don’t place all your eggs in one basket when it comes to earning a living. My Dad and Mom were always resourceful ensuring income had many streams. My Dad, always being smart with his purchases bought a gravel truck. His thought was he could bring in an extra income by hauling gravel and it could serve a dual purpose as a grain truck at harvest.
Early on my Mom took on the role of truck driver, as Dad operated the combine and my Mom drove the truck alongside. I was quite impressed by how she handled this rig, being a small Gal, she was fearless with its operation. As the years went by she operated all the farm equipment being an extra hand if Dad needed the help. Continue reading →