How long have y'all known the Bumbles? Well, if you have been around them for awhile, you will know that they have forever been thinking and planning on The Shed Project, which is close to being complete. God bless Molly and Andy. They've also been toiling away on their garden and landscaping, and they are feeling like downright farmers. So they decided that should be the topic of the week.
As some of you may or may not know, I am a farmer's daughter, born and raised on a working farm (corn, beans, cattle) in Indiana. So movies that remind me of home? That is easy peasy for me. Except that Molly and Andy took some good ones (Field of Dreams, Witness, Places in the Heart) and I was forced to dig deep. Here is what I came up with:
1. The Straight Story - I have yakked about this movie no less than a dozen times, so people, rent it already. It is not a fast-paced movie, but is dear. It is about an old man, no longer able to drive, who jumps on his John Deere and travels across multiple states to see his brother and resolve an old feud. But as they say, the it is all about journey, and on this one, he meets all specimens of mankind, and makes a difference in their lives.
2. Food Inc. - Both my father and my husband (who is also in the grain industry) had lots to say about this documentary that exposes the underbelly of the agricultural industry.
3. Charlotte's Web - Just shoot an arrow into my heart. People, I raised pigs (and cattle) for my 4-H projects, and yes you do get attached. This is exactly why I will grieve my guinea pig for years...I have always loved animals. When I saw this movie for the first time at the theaters, I sobbed for days. I named my very first kitten Charlotte. My fate was sealed at this point.
4. The Wizard of Oz - We didn't have any flying monkeys in Central Indiana, but we did have our share of tornadoes, which was my single biggest fear growing up.
5. Babe - Maybe I have a thing with pigs? I have watched this movie at least two dozen times, and would never turn it down if I saw it on the tube. It is absolutely precious. It is about a charming, talking pig who really would prefer not to end up on the dining room table for Easter, and intends to prove himself as a top notch sheep-herding pig.
What are your favorite farm movies? Have any of you had any experience on a farm?