I had never heard of the term before Donica's mom and aunt called it that. Deadhead: transitive verb : to remove the faded flowers of (a plant) especially to keep a neat appearance and to promote reblooming by preventing seed production.
So let me start off Farm Day in Michigan with my sister Susan, the deadheader. She's 2 years my senior and is also a Gemini. Think "someone who likes to do a little bit of everything." Also, think hard worker, because that's what she is!
First, look at the context. There's Don and Ruth's farm house (100 years old) and the yard, starting to fill up with family. The big barn is behind me as I look out on the world. Even Susan is looking. And this is where she started, at the water-pump/wheelbarrow photo op!
Then she moved on to the next station at one of the sheds.
And then on to the last "station" out by the entrance to the farm!
Trivia: Susan and Rodger live in the Chicago area and drove 5 hours to get to The Farm on the east side of Michigan, arriving at noon on Saturday. Around 8 that evening, they headed back to Chicago (gaining an hour) because of church obligations on Sunday. They figured they'd be in bed by midnight, Chicago time.
Which is to say that Susan, the deadheader, took about 2 hours of her precious farm time to do this labor of love for her sister, Ruth! I think what she would say is that it was just what the doctor ordered!
Okay, now I'm back to work on my next batch of pics! I started with 500+ and am paring them down, little by little. Stay tuned.... :)