To The Impatient Driver Behind My Tractor

To The Impatient Driver Behind My Tractor

You're the butt of every farmers joke later that night around the dinner table.
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To the driver laying on their horn behind my tractor,

I hear you, I promise I can hear you loud and clear. I hate to tell you that it won't make me go any faster. It won't make the plot of land I'm heading to get here any quicker and it won't make fields harvest themselves. But I can assure you, myself, and thousands of other farmers across the country do hear you.

With the fall months getting in full swing so is one of the farmers busiest seasons; harvest time. With hundreds of thousands of acres worth of crops needing harvested farmers sometimes have to take to the roadways to move equipment or get from field to field. I'll always be appreciative of the patient drivers who live near me. I know it can be a pain getting stuck behind a wide load that seems to be barely bumping along. If I come to a piece of road where I can pull over farther I'll try to, I'll even look ahead and wave you forward if you can pass me safely.

But sometimes I can't pull any further over and I can't go any faster than I already am. Driving dangerously close behind me or laying on the horn won't change that. I have a job to do and it's one that I take very seriously. I work hard day in and day out to do what I can to put food on everyone's plates, even for the impatient driver who illegally passed me and then flipped me the bird as they went by. In our world so far disconnected from agriculture, it's hard to appreciate those who slave in the field. I'd like to think if one of your only problems is getting stuck behind a piece of farm machinery then you're living a pretty good life.

So to the honking driver behind my tractor; I'm sorry I inconvenienced you. I'm sorry it took you a little bit longer to get where you were going, I'm sure it was important. But I'm not sorry that I inconvenienced you while doing my best to do my part in feeding the whole world, even you. I hope you got where you were going and I hope getting stuck behind me was the biggest problem you faced today.

Oh, and by the way, I turned into the field I was heading too right after you passed me.

Sincerely,

The farmer in the tractor in front of you

Cover Image Credit: Blake Fox

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1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

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1. Air Conditioning

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2. Sunburns

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4. The Heat

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