On South Dakota Sunflowers & Camping

Did you know South Dakota is the largest producer of sunflowers in the nation? I did not until I learned about it on the South Dakota Tourism Facebook page.

South Dakota sunflower field

South Dakota sunflower field

It may explain why I see them everywhere. The biggest field I see is along the drive to the Missouri River, where we love to camp even though it’s only 15 minutes from the house. 15 minutes exactly; I’ve timed it because I’m weird like that.

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I’m not sure if you camp or not, but it’s one of those activities I did not grow up doing but could now go every weekend if possible. Being married to a busy farmer has changed me. Even 15 minutes away, it feels like a vacation and a chance for him to “take his hat off.”

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It could also be inherited, as my mom used to love it and would camp alone before she met my dad. She now loves to come out and camp with us, and will sit along the river for hours on her little floatie device. Apparently her dad used to live on the Missouri river, so the connections run deep. I still need to learn more about that.

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Summer is coming to an end and we only have one weekend left to camp. We’ll be winterizing it as the sunflowers are being harvested, and my drive toward the river will be replaced with that of barren fields and cattle moved back.

However, this weekend is the South Dakota State Fair, and I can’t wait to bring our little guy out to enjoy the activities! We’ll keep you posted.

Camping waffles

First camping breakfast unsuccessful

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3 thoughts on “On South Dakota Sunflowers & Camping

  1. Haven’t been reading posts for a while – /as they say Life (or in my case death and an accident) got in the way.
    I don’t camp, never has appealed but I love your thoughts on this. Thanks of sharing

  2. I haven’t kept up with your blog (or anybody else’s) in ages, but I’m so SO SO very happy to see your beautiful child and to know you are still loving life out in South Dakota. It’s wonderful to hear your beautiful musings on life on the farm (and the road) — and I’m really thrilled for your addition to the family!

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