Big Green Tractor…


While we were up in Indiana…our youngest daughter wanted to show me their new land they just had purchased!

The two of them were proud as peacocks…as well, as they should be.


They had a goal of building their dream home and living out in the country for a very long time and they are finally able to make it happen.

The timing couldn’t be perfect…just as we arrived, the contractor was mowing down the corn so they could start laying the foundation.

They were sad, the corn had to be cut. But, with winter only around the corner, there wasn’t a moment to spare.


As you can see, the corn fields are surrounding their property…gorgeous, green, luscious.


They have had their fun in the big city for the last several years, but they are ready to settle down and spread their wings.



As I was snapping these images of my baby girl and her dream…I couldn’t help but play this song in my head!

Isn’t it funny, how the songs we listen to…can speak right into our life?

Big Green Tractor Lyrics…Jason Aldeen

She had on a new dress and she curled her hair
She was looking too good not to go somewhere
Said, “What you want to do, baby, I don’t care
We can go to the show, we can stay out here.”

And I can take you for a ride on my big green tractor
We can go slow or make it go faster
Down through the woods and out to the pasture
‘Long as I’m with you, it really don’t matter.

Climb up in my lap and drive if you want to.
Girl, you know you got me to hold on to.
We can go to town, but baby if you’d rather
I’ll take you for a ride on my big green tractor.

Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:

Information Overload!

“A wealth of information , creates a poverty of attention” ~ Herbert A. Simon

Social Media makes it all the more exciting to quench the thirst for information and entertainment at a pace that can easily make all information useless.

Our brains can only contain so much.

This is one of the main reasons, I don’t partake in Flickr, Instagram, Twitter etc.

Enough is enough…well, at least for this girl.

I find when I just concentrate on a few pieces of media…mostly, my favorite blogs.

This is where I can experience all of it…inspiration, encouragement and learning.

What I call the “TRIPLE TREAT!”

What more can a person need?

I would love to know where you go for your inspiration daily?

Have a great weekend everyone!!


48 thoughts on “Big Green Tractor…

  1. These are wonderful and remind me of a field that I saw being taking down the other day. I cannot believe that Summer will be over soon~

  2. Don’t think I know the song but I love the lyrics, so I’ll have to Google it. That enemy time permitting. I know what you mean, Laurie. I use them minimally but there’s no life left to live if that’s all you do. Wide open spaces are my inspirations. Off out walking this morning (though sadly it’s drizzling right now)
    She looks a lovely girl. Very best wishes to them in fulfilling the dream. πŸ™‚

  3. What an adventure your daughter is setting out on – building your own house on a beautiful piece of land is a dream come true. Best of luck to them!

  4. Congrats to your daughter. I love living in the country, near the corn fields, she looks like she is happy there. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

  5. I couldn’t agree more, Laurie. We have TOO MUCH available to us. I keep myself pared down, too.

    Such a beautiful home spot!! I know you are excited for your daughter and her family! One of the songs at my uncle’s wedding was “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” hee hee πŸ˜‰ blessings ~ tanna

  6. Oh these are gorgeous! How exciting for them! I always said I was going to do thhe same thing! Good for them for following through on a dream. Lovley Post!

  7. Good luck to your daughter and son-in-law as they begin a new chapter of their lives together. From this city girl’s perspective, this piece of farmland looks absolutely heavenly!

  8. Beautiful property, Laurie. Congratulations to you and to your daughter πŸ™‚

    I do have a flickr account, and 500px, and twitter, and facebook, and my blog…are you tired yet? LOL. But I have to admit, I rarely update flickr and 500px, and have even forgotten I have a twitter account. I am constantly on facebook though, it’s my one source for news from friends and family who lives on the other side of the globe. Inspiration comes from the blogs I follow and the happenings I see around me.

  9. What a beautiful piece of property to begin a new adventure, great photos of that great midwestern sky….and your daughter is beautiful. Blessings and good wishes on the start of the building.

  10. This is a wonderful post, I remember bet when I first purchased land and to this day I still get a kick out of walking around on it. As for your tip, I agree. I first joined everything and I have let it all go except for WP.

  11. Gorgeous land {tractor and daugther!} Did you get to eat any of that fresh cut corn? I’m with you, I have no time for Facebook, instagram and twitter…too much information I DON’T want to know. I love to read blogs to learn and share and be inspired with useful information, like yours! πŸ™‚

  12. Beautiful property that your daughter has purchased! So peaceful. I agree about the social media stuff, I stay away from it at all costs as there are much more important things in life than tweeting that I just walked to the mailbox! My inspiration at an early age came from my Dad who always sat at the kitchen table with me and we would draw things. I do find lots of inspiration through Pinterest, but my crafting love comes from within me & my heart.

  13. Fantastic land purchase! Love the views – lovely daughter as well, she looks very happy! I agree – there is only so much time in the day and for those present in our lives, social media can take over way too easily.

  14. I spent 5 years on a farm and am quite happy, that kids and health, brought forward our intended move away from country life. However, it is interesting to see people go to the country and enjoy the lifestyle. Now, as for social media, I do have other social media accounts…Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and some forgotten others, but blogging whether it is well received or not is by far my favourite as I can couple photography and waffle on like this in your comment section. πŸ™‚ I just love it! Which is a long way of saying /i agree with your sentiments…we can only take so much social media.

  15. I’ve lived in the city and I’ve lived on the farm. I’d choose living on the land instead of the asphalt every time. I wish her years of enjoyment. Social media has become a lifestyle of its own and many choose it over living. I’ve made a recent decision to stick with blogging and have backed off everything else. I look forward to reading what my blogging friends are up to and commenting on their adventures and I treasure their comments on my blog. But, I’d rather be engaged in the joy of living with its ups and downs versus the air brushed lives depicted on the major social media sites. Last week, my husband and I were enjoying a beautiful evening meal at a local clam shack. The sun was shining, there was a light breeze from the water, the food was delicious and the conversation was good. But, all around me were people jockeying to capture the sign on their cell phone so it could be uploaded to show where they were. I was just enjoying my meal and they were all frantically trying to upload their photo before anyone else in their party. A day is a gift – enjoy it but no where does it say that it needs to be photographed and uploaded every five minutes.

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