Had a fun day yesterday ! Norms granddaughter came over and rode with me - she's 17 - a senior - President of the Morristown FFA ( last 2 years ) and loves ag . I could see her checking out everything in the cab , so I asked her if she wanted to drive it ? Her eyes got big and she replied -- I don't know , lol So as I got to the end rows I said we will make the switch there and we did
She was pretty nervous at first - after the first round - I said , take a deep breath and relax !
She did and then good things started happening - She felt at ease - I was wondering if I should trust her to dump on the go ? I watched her like a hawk and said Doc - she can do this - I showed her how to put the auger out and turn it on and warned her - she would have to drive straight not much room for error and she would want to drift to the catch cart - As we started to dump on the cart - like I said - she started to drift over - its natural to do - look left and you move your arm left , for a first time - I thought she did a outstanding job - She ended up driving for over a hour and got better and better every round + I was showing more things to watch and do - she was picking up what I was putting down - I was impressed ! She had to leave for volleyball practice and I was disappointed ! I was just about to turn her lose and make a few rounds solo - That is how much she impressed me - She is a natural combine operator ! Much like my wife was - is - The Mrs. could drive anything and do great with what she did - Not very people can do that - Men OR Women - I have found that the gals for the most part make the best drivers here on the farm - they pay better attention to detail !
Well better go - everybody have a great day