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This is a combine:
This is a header:
Actually, that’s only one kind of header; different headers are needed for different jobs. It’s a far cry from the old back-breaking scythe of past centuries. Not that modern farming is a walk in the park, since I’m talking about the folks that put in 14-16 hour days to put bread on our tables.
My friend (who farms) told me recently of a little 2-year-old boy whose mom (another farming family) picked up a toy combine at a garage sale. Obviously, it was used, and was missing the header, but the boy was so young, mom didn’t think this would be a problem. Kids that age have great imaginations anyway, right?
Until she gave it to her son, and he remarked, “Where’s the header? How do you expect me to get any work done without the header?!?”
In my defense, I’m from…
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