Drought hasn't changed my role as the bring-it-to-me assistant when planting or other field work is happening on the farm. As I approached the field this afternoon with an extra bag of seed and the air pump for the planter's low tire, all I could see was a cloud of dust. It was the farmer playing in the dirt!
Just as the seed was poured into the planter and the tire aired up, we looked up to see a cloud of dust and the beef cattle jogging across the field. Someone forgot to close the gate (and it wasn't me)!
Luckily for us, they were going for the grain that had just been put in the feed bunks and on to the pond for a cool drink. It made my assistant job much easier to just shut the gate!
Then it was back to the farmer's favorite game---
playing in the dirt and planting a crop!