The day began with an amazing sunrise as we prepared to meet thirty people at the start of our 3rd annual antique tractor drive. We had nineteen antique tractors on the thirty mile round trip route through the beautiful eastern Colorado plains. There were two “buddy” riders and a few hayrack riders and a lot of support people following in pick-ups or racing (you don’t have to race very fast to outrun antique tractors!) ahead to get pictures.
Lots of smiling faces and waving arms greeted us as we drove past those out working in the field or by farm houses late Sunday morning. We laughed and pointed out antelope and marveled at the washed out wheat from that last hard rain. Arriving at our farm we shared a blessing and the National Anthem before we broke bread together and spent time just visiting. In talking with friends that day, I learned that many folks used to take the time on Sunday after church to go “neighboring.” They’d head to the next farm and just visit. There were community barn dances and pot lucks, and we all agreed that we need to do this more often.
It was a such a glorious day with blue skies and big lazy sunflowers flopping over in the field, making memories and bringing back old memories–such a great blessing!
Go neighboring this weekend and take in the blessings God has in store for you. This is good stuff!