Apparently Two is Better Than One

2 Feb

A phone call between a farmer and his wife: 

DM: Hello?

MFW: Hi! I’m driving home for lunch. Did you just pass me in the orange tractor?

DM: No, I’m in the office. My dad and Jacob are both driving the tractors right now.

MFW: What do you mean? We only have one orange tractor.

DM: Um, no. We have two orange tractors.

MFW: (looooooooong pause) …We have two orange tractors!?

DM: Yes.

MFW: Huh. I thought we had one. Though this would explain why I see the orange tractor go up our driveway so often. I always wondered how you hauled manure that quickly…

DM: Woman, do you pay any attention to what goes on around here?






8 Responses to “Apparently Two is Better Than One”

  1. mom f 02/02/2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Yep, the balance sheet says “2.” Funny thing – I only see one at a time. Do we really have the second one?

  2. Val D 02/03/2012 at 11:12 am #

    Hi Folkema ladies,

    In my experience, the farmers in our family did not always disclose the acquisition of yet another piece of equipment to the “women folk”, until I happened to ask about it. Not unlike the way we women folk don’t always immediately disclose things like a new pair of shoes to the “men folk”. I feel many many pairs of shoes is still far less that 1 piece of machinery, and much prettier:).

    Jess & Kyle, will you be joining us on August 11 in Chicago at Dustin & Alyssa’s wedding? Love to catch up w/ you Jess & meet you Kyle!!

    Val Dooyema

    • the modern farm wife 02/10/2012 at 9:09 am #

      I totally agree with the shoe theory, Val! It works for small pieces of furniture too. K: “Where did that bench come from?” J: “Oh, that thing? We’ve had it for a while……” Flying under the radar is key.

      Kyle and I look forward to Dustin’s big day – it’s on the calendar! 🙂

  3. The Farmer's Trophy Wife 03/10/2012 at 5:18 pm #

    bahahah…thank the gods, I am not the only one who does this! 🙂

    • the modern farm wife 03/12/2012 at 8:42 am #

      Seriously. It’s hard to keep track of all the farm equipment. Sheesh. Thanks for stopping by, FTW! ❤ MFW


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