Ty is a wonderful father. Last week Henley and I were having a rough, rough, rough day with each other. She was mad at me, I was mad at her and we were both sleep deprived basket cases. I finally got her settled for a nap and decided to take on myself. Ty came home just as we were both waking up and heard all about our disaster of a morning. He offered to take Henley with him. I think we both said “Yes, please!” before he’d even finished making the offer.
He whisked Henley away to the Weiser River place where the two of them drove this monstrous articulating dump truck, filled with rock to a wash out along the river. The snow and flooding earlier this year washed out a portion of a road on our place and Keith, the manager of the hunting-side of the Weiser River place is working to fix the road. Ty offered to drive the dump truck and Henley got to ride along. It wasn’t too long before Ty called saying Henley was sick and tired of driving the truck back and forth and could I please come pick her up.
The rest of the week, Henley accompanied Ty to work almost every day. She had so much fun working with Ty and actually worked all day with him without getting crabby or complaining.
This convoy you see below is what it took to move our grain drill to a very secluded field near Paddock Resevoir, about 30 miles outside of Weiser. It took five vehicles to move the drill, the tractors, and the seed to the new location. I actually got to tag along on this expedition and even got to drive our brand new tractor by myself for the first time this year. All that tractor lacks is a heated seat.
See how much she loves being outside? Or being with her dad? Or helping on the farm?
This is Samantha. She’s a weaned bottle-baby who is still very tame and willing to let little cowgirls pet her.
Days with Daddy are the best days.