#Writephoto Round-Up – Farming

Jess sat at the wheel tapping her fingers. She had so many deadlines looming. Turning the radio over she listened to the news for five minutes before turning it off, there was only so much doom and gloom, she could listen to in one day. Come on, she thought. Patience is a virtue, her dad’s voice echoed around her head and for the first time that day, she smiled. Dad knew all the worries, the stress, the timescales. But he believed in nature more. The autumn harvest kept them busy but after that and prepping the ground, winter would provide a long sleep. Night began to draw in, she got to the end of a row and stopped. She’d nip home for tea, then pop back. She enjoyed working in the dark, she could look out over the valley and see neighbouring farms with their tractor lights on too. Alone together.

As she approached the farmhouse, her dad popped out the door.

“Just popped over to see if you wanted a hand love.”

“Dad, you know you can’t even lift your leg to get into the tractor these days.” She said and laughed.

“Bah! Try and stop me! Listen, I’ll take over whilst you get your tea.”

“Dad, no! The doctor…”

“You let me worry about the doctor. Honestly, I’ll just to a little run. Just to feel the thrill of the harvest.” He paused awaiting her decision, then added. “I miss it.”

“Okay, Dad. But I’ll be straight back out. Don’t think I won’t shoo you from the tractor!”

“Grand.” He clapped his hand happily and began putting on his old farm boots. Jess waited to go inside but as he stood up, he pulled her into a hug. “You’re doing a grand job, lass.”

She couldn’t explain it, even to herself. But the tears fell freely from her face. It had been just what she needed to hear.

Farming – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red tractor busy in the field.

I love how much love you all had for our busy little red tractor, what a fabulous variety of creations. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge the latest is published here.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – farming

I have linked my entry to this weeks #WQW challenge – Autumn:

six-inch layer of top soil

Take Care
KL ❤


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