It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing color, there’s a chill in the air, and sweaters and all things cozy come out of the closet.
Coming up with fun date ideas can be tough, but I’m here to help. First, let’s set some ground rules. First, don’t worry about planning these dates. In fact, try not to plan them. It will jinx it. These dates must be absolutely spontaneous and last minute. If you plan the date, the combine will break down, or it will get stuck, they’ll have to change fields or there will be a line backing up the trucks at the grain elevator. So have a babysitter on call, and ready to sweep in and watch the kids at a moment’s notice. So the good news is that you likely won’t need all 20 of these ideas. The stars of everything working, and in a big field, and weather cooperating, and a babysitting available, and no family activities bringing you to town will rarely align, but every once in awhile they do. So be ready. Just don’t plan on a specific time. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” Matthew 25:13.
Are you ready? 20 Fall Date Ideas for Farming Couples
1. Bring a thermos of hot coffee out to the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
2. Bring some apple crisp out to the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
3. Bring some pumpkin pie out to the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
4. Bring some ice cream/milk shake out to the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
5. Listen to talk radio while out on the combine/tractor/semi-truck and get in a heated political debate.
6. Listen to a football game over the radio on the combine/tractor/semi-truck. (Best to bring your knitting to this one.)
7. Talk about the futures of the grain market on the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
8. Have a parent/homeschool teacher conference on the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
9. Play “I spy” on the combine/tractor/semi-truck. (I spy…something that looks like corn.)
10. Read out loud a book to him on the combine/tractor/semi-truck. Try not to get combine-sick.
11. Scan the horizon looking for animals like deer running through the field while he drives the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
12. FaceTime family from around the world while on the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
13. Give him a juicy kiss while waiting for whatever contraption you are on to unload the corn into another contraption.
14. Plan the kids’ Christmas presents while on the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
15. Debate the pros and cons of getting a new type of animal for the kids while on the combine/tractor/semi-truck. (Just a hint, whoever says “it would be great for 4H/the fair” wins the debate.)
16. Giggle at the banter going on between farmers over the hand radio of the combine/tractor/semi-truck. Send a couple messages that make the older generation shake their head.
17. Bring him an ice-pack for his back while riding the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
18. Bring him an enormous bag of your homemade popcorn for him to snack on as they work through the night. Tell him goodnight, and try not to rub it in too bad that you get to sleep 6-8 hours.
19. Turn off Netflix, pick up the phone and call him, and tell him all the details about your day as he’s driving the combine/tractor/semi-truck.
20. Discuss the new diet you will both go on after harvest, and the pros and cons of various diets in general.