|The Spice Rack|
By Dorotha Schaefer
We are into the farming season full blast at this time in August. Corn is too far gone for more rain to help, according to the experts. But soybeans may make good crop yet. Which reminds me of a story regarding bean crop of another year.
This tale took place in the community of Haviland back in the days when farmers cultivated beans planted in rows rather than using weed killer. One fellow had spent the morning working at the weed-killer process and wanted to rest long enough to have lunch at home. He left the tractor running in the field while he did this necessary detour. This was a mistake.
While he was gone, a 10-year-old boy who lived nearby noted the standing vehicle and decided to try it out. Not having been trained in this chore, he managed to dig up a whole row of beans before the farmer stopped him.