During harvest time, as I ride my tractor across the field and stir up some peanut dust, I’m reminded that this is my favorite time of the year. The farm across town is getting ready to open up their annual pumpkin patch. My little ones are trying to figure out what they want to be for Halloween. Life is good. It’s harvest time.
Combine Harvest

What does fall mean to you?

Fall means a little bit something different for everyone. For some, it’s the time when they go for a long drive to see the leaves turning five different colors of orange and brown. For others, it’s the longest days of the year to round up all the crops in the field. High school football players are getting ready to live out their glory days on the field. Little ones are dreaming of the loot they’ll haul in on October 31.

Autumn Play

Whether you call it fall or autumn, it’s the time that spans September, October, and November. Some of y’all might be seeing snow already while some may still be waiting to see the first signs. Crisp, cool air. The smell of people barbecuing in their yards. Leaves turning and falling on the front lawn. Halloween decorations showing up in the stores.

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” – Shira Tamir


Fall is highly anticipated by so many. It’s a chance to hide under the blankets and watch horror movies. It’s an opportunity to get a pumpkin spice latte at the local coffee shop.

Break out your boots, circle the home games for the local football games, and prepare yourself. It’s harvest time, and there’s no better time of year than the fall.


Harvesting Time, Friends, and Crops

Now’s the time to be harvesting a bit of everything. We’re planning our days to make sure we make it to church on time. We’re rounding up our friends to join us on the bleachers under the Friday Night Lights. And, of course, we’re bringing in those beautiful crops that fill our fields.

There’s nothing quite like carving out some time at the end of the week to get together with friends. Someone brings a cooler full of beer, someone grabs some fresh corn on the cob to throw on the grill, and someone’s brings the brisket they’ve been smoking for half the day. We sit around with a cold one in our hands around the firepit while we laugh and catch up.

Pumpkin bread

I don’t know about any of you, but I wait all year until fall just so that I can enjoy the harvest. I miss my friends all throughout the year because there’s too much going on. It’s either work, summer vacations, or an onslaught of holidays. Fall starts to calm down because the kids have finally gone back to school. Things begin to normalize. Not to mention, the temperatures start to drop so no one has to worry about heat stroke while socializing.

There’s always someone willing to break out some graham crackers and marshmallows. Someone’s got tickets to the game. And there’s always that crazy neighbor who will take the kids around on his tractor as they bounce around in a trailer of hay.

It’s fall, y’all! Are you getting ready to harvest something? As the wind blows a little cooler and the oak leaves drop in my front yard, I know the season is here.


Tilling the Land, Exploring What Nature Has to Offer

We planted in the spring, mowed in the summer, and now it’s time to reap the fruits of our labor. I’ve got friends from Minnesota to Texas. We’re all talking about what we’re getting out of our land, and it’s a beautiful thing. We’ve worked hard for this moment, and it’s always a blessing to see what Mother Nature has gifted us.


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus


It’s not just about what we’re harvesting, either. We love getting together with the community at the local farmer’s market. It’s a chance to talk with other farmers, buy local, and see what everyone else has been able to grow. Cooking and baking is always on overload in the fall because of the incredible things we’re able to get our hands on.


A Place to Enjoy the Fruit of Our Labor

I don’t care whether you live in Minnesota, Texas, or anywhere else, you need a place for your fall activities. If you’ve got a lot of land that you’re harvesting fruit and vegetables from, you need the space where you can store it, wash it, and even sell it to the locals. If you don’t have anything to harvest, you may want a space for carving your pumpkins, storing your scary Halloween decorations, or something else.

The square footage of your home can’t do it all. It can’t be where you sleep, entertain, and store everything. At some point, you need to be realistic about where it’s all going to happen. That’s why I’ve trusted Sherman Pole Buildings to provide me with a pole barn. It provides me with a great home for my tractor, my harvested crops, and so much more.

I’ve seen a pole barn hold the fruit of many labors. A neighbor uses it to make an Oktoberfest brew that we all go crazy about. A schoolteacher down the road uses it as a craft center for all of the local kids. You can think of it as an extension of your home. It can be as big or as small as you want. The designs are customized, giving you the doors and windows that make the space useful to what you’re going to do inside of it.

This might be the only time that you miss the church bells’ chime. However, as you make another round on your tractor or grab the kids to do a hay ride at sunset, you can be thinking of how you’d make the best use of a pole barn. When you’re ready to explore how some extra space on your property can make a difference, let us show you what we can do at Sherman Pole Buildings.