Five Things Our Farm Boy Said

My Generation

Our boy: king of the one liner and the wry observation.

Published on: November 3, 2013

1.  John and Nathan went to check out a used 318 John Deere lawnmower, with a hand throttle so Nathan could operate it. They looked it over. Nathan leaned in and said, "Dad. This is one sweet lawnmower."

2.  Jenna: "Someday, I'm gonna sing the Star Spangler Banner at the Super Bowl."

    Nathan: "I'm gonna play football in college and in the Super Bowl."

    Jenna: "Yeah, like that's gonna happen."

    Nathan: "Jenna. I'm really good."

3. Jenna and Nathan were folding laundry, discussing the problems of the day. Nathan quietly pondered, "I don't get why they put designs on underwear."

Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl.
Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl.

4. Nathan: "How many chapters is your book going to have?"

    Me: "Probably about 12."

    Nathan: "Well. 'The Trouble with Chickens' has 23."

    Me: "I can't compete with that."

5. Nathan came to the back door, after riding his four-wheeler around for the past hour. I said to him, "Wow, bud, you look a little muddy." He didn't miss a beat: "Thanks."


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