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My Momma is Awesome
Emma Misener

Elk City, Ok — Every year I think I say the same thing but it bears repeating! My Momma is such an excellent cook and I am amazed how she can keep up and find new things to cook. I like cooking, but the hardest part for me it to think of something TO cook. Mom has had years of practice and it definitely shows. Thank you, Momma, for doing what you do best. You keep us all in line and take care of us like no other. You are very much loved not only for your cooking, but because you are awesome and are worthy of a post of your very own. I thank God you are mine! Here are just a few things that we get to eat. No special reason for these amazing things, believe me this is her normal cooking.
These are called ‘Good-for-you muffins’. Basically its a bran muffin with walnuts and raisins, but it literally tastes like heaven. My favorite. What’s a muffin without lots of butter?! 
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Emma:elk city and beyond
Elk city repairs and fun
This is the best pie in the whole wide world. My favorite upon favorites, ‘Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie’.
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Emma: mommas awesome food

The 10th was her 60th birthday! We celebrated by a surprise get together with family at our local Mexican restaurant, Pedro’s. It was a fun time. Then we headed back to Granny’s house (aka Momma) and had cake and opened presents. The cake was a mutual effort between my sister Katie, Liz and I. I have to say it turned out great! Just what we all hoped it would look like.
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Emma: mommas birthday
Emma: mommas birthday
A couple days later we gave her another birthday present. She’s been wanting to paint her kitchen. Well, job accomplished! She now has nice, bright red walls! Her favorite color. Happy Birthday, Momma. You are a special woman. I love you. Here’s to many more birthdays to come!

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com.
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Montana: Big Field Country
Laura Haffner

Cut Bank, Montana: Montana is known as “big sky country.” However, Ryan also likes to refer to it as “big field country” and it is these large fields that help make up for lost time.

It’s been a little hard on the guys as they’ve been out of commission due to the weather or wet wheat for much of the time over the past several weeks. However, for better or worse, that is part of the game we’re in and the way it goes some of the time. On the days they couldn’t run, they filled their time with a trip to Glacier National Park, played pool and rested. Mark reported that some of the guys went rafting at the park and the scenery was great. He definitely recommends it and would enjoy going back when he had some more time to partake in the park’s activities.

Harvest is in full swing now. As I mentioned above, the large fields have really helped with efficiently due to not having to move equipment as often from field to field. The field the crew is currently on is over 800 acres and they are hauling to the farmer’s bins, so one truck can almost keep up. Mark says that about three-quarters of the acres we’re cutting have been hailed with around 50% loss. The yields are around 30-40 bushels per acre. The remaining non-hailed acres, are yielding 60-80 bushes per acre.

The end is in sight and if everything goes well, they should complete their portion of the 2016 wheat season early next week. It will be just in time too as its nearly time for corn harvest back here in Kansas!

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Charel, Albert, and Shawn pose for a picture together in Glacier National Park. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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What’s not to love about views like these? (Photo Credit: Mark)

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WOW, pretty much sums this photo up! (Photo Credit: Mark)

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Kirby evaluating his next move. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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I wonder if Opa (Harold) was sharing the secrets of life with Charel. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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Albert and Shawn waiting their turn. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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Harold’s turn. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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An example of the large field size. (Photo Credit: Mark)

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What a view! Wheat against a backdrop of mountains. (Photo Credit: Mark)


All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Laura at laura@allaboardharvest.com.
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Ruts on Ruts
Steph Osowski

Grafton, ND – They say you learn something new every day. Well, yesterday I learned that there is truly no shame in turning your rear-wheel assist on and leaving it on throughout the entire field. It’s better to be safe than sorry, right? That is the name of the game with these wet fields. We are all but tip-toeing through these fields and sometimes, even our tip-toes sink. The protein has remained between 14 and 15 for content so the farmers are being more lenient than usual with the moisture (rather than only cutting at 13 percent or lower, somewhere in the 14s works to ensure the wheat comes off the field). The kick they receive for having high protein more than makes up for it.

Yesterday, we field hopped. We would make a pass, take the sample to town and see if a second pass was possible. The first field has a 16.2 percent moisture reading so that was a no-go. The second field had a 17 percent moisture reading so our odds were decreasing rapidly. The third field we tried had a great moisture reading, 13 percent! The only problem was that the ground was as soft as a sponge and couldn’t hold the combine up for longer that 500 feet. We got so stuck that it took a tug with Farmer Brian’s four-wheel drive tractor plus another tug from our very own four-wheel drive Versatile that we had to fetch from our farm.

The final attempt at combine progress was me taking the unstuck combine 10-miles west to another farmer’s field, Farmer Lloyd. Half a pass later and I was on the verge of getting stuck. In the words of Dad, “We’ve banged our heads against the wall enough today, just park it.”

Bread Count – We no longer haul the grain for the farmers because they all have their own trucks, so I must discontinue the bread count. But we had a good run!

Quote of the Day“Suck it up buttercup, we are finishing this field.” (an attempt at giving the combine a pep talk)
Towing the rope.
Towing the rope.
To the frame.
Sunk to the frame.
Got a little lean.
Got a little lean to it.
And we're stuck again.
These photos are starting to look familiar, I can imagine.
4-wheel drive to the rescue.
4-wheel drive to the rescue!
Blowin' smoke.
Blowin’ smoke.
Dad and Farmer Brian.
Dad and Farmer Brian, discussing the situation at hand.
More ruts.
And some more ruts.
Checking out the wheat.
Checking out the wheat.
Green stubble.
Green stubble.
Almost my favorite part of the day!
Almost my favorite part of the day! Can you guess what it is?
Unloading on the go.
Unloading on the go.
Ahh yes, sunset love.
Ahh yes, sunset love.
There goes another day.
There goes another day.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at stephanie@allaboardharvest.com.
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A gentle, healing rain
Laura Haffner

Garrison, North Dakota: “So, when do you think you’ll head back?” That was the question from Ryan. You see, we had never planned for the kids and I to stay the entire time up north. I would need to return home to get caught up on things. It seems that the mail hasn’t been getting to us quite quick enough via forwarding, so this time we left our mail as normal. I told Ryan that I would probably leave around midweek but we’d see how it went. Later that night is when I got the text from an old friend. “Hey, don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but…” At this stage in life, those types of messages aren’t usually about to exclaim positive news. My heart sank as I continued reading and learned that one of our friend’s mother had been called to be with Jesus after a very courageous battle with cancer. Once I learned of the arrangements, I solidified our plans to leave midweek with a small detour to pay respects to my friend and her family. Her mother was such a kind, lovely woman, and I know she will be missed terribly.

Of course before leaving we had to go to the field one more time. Even though we plan to have several more months of harvesting ahead of us, wheat harvest is just different so we had to have season closure! The forecast called for rain, and the further west we drove, the darker the cloud became. We arrived at the field wondering if we would even get a final ride, but it held off long enough for Ryan to pick us up in the tractor and get a few loads. Then the rain started. It was more of an eager sprinkle to be honest, but just enough for us to wonder if we’d have to call it a day.

The timing of the gentle rain couldn’t have been more perfect. I always get a little emotional when it’s time to wrap a season up and it was like the rain was shedding tears for the emotions I felt inside me. The rain tears represented the stress that goes into owning a business, but also the joy of having a safe (thus far) and bountiful harvest. There were tears of dreading yet another separation for our family, but also thanksgiving that we had so much unexpected time together in North Dakota. Some were a tinge of sadness that a great summer of adventure was over and the kids are growing up so fast, but also excitement for new adventures ahead. Some were tears of sadness for my friend and her family as well as other families we know who have lost loved ones this past year, but there was also peace in believing in the Promise that they are resting in Him. Watching the tears of rain on the beautiful country side cleansed my soul.  And to make matters even better, the crew was able to resume cutting not long after the shower passed.  I felt a deep sense of peace as we loaded up and drove away from the field one last time for wheat season.

It may seem that this post is a season wrap up but there are more days of wheat harvest ahead! I will just be depending on the crew for updates and photos as we’ve returned home to take care of the behind the scenes work. It’s hard to believe that the end of wheat season is in sight!

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Introducing the “Little Man Cam”! Maybe its time he takes over all the photography duties for the business! (Photo Credit: Little Man)

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Dumping on the go. (Photo Credit: Little Man)

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I’m usually the ambusher, but this time I was the ambushee. Ryan caught me doing what I do. (Photo credit: Ryan)

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Rain drops were like tears falling on the hood of the tractor. (Photo Credit: Laura)
 
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This lone sunflower plant was just begging to have its photo taken. (Photo Credit: Laura)
 
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This little one was looking for some cover. (Photo Credit: Laura)

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Willem at the wheel. This photo gives you an idea of the lay of the land. So many hills and NO terraces!!! (Photo Credit: Laura)

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Unloading on the stop! (Photo Credit: Laura)

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The dark clouds ended up just yielding a tiny shower over the field. (Photo Credit: Laura)

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More unloading. (Photo Credit: Laura)


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The wheat was pretty against the overcast sky. I would be remiss not to have one more wheat photo! (Photo Credit: Laura)

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Heading for the truck. (Photo Credit: Laura)
 
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Heading back to town with a lighter heart. (Photo Credit: Laura)


All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Laura at laura@allaboardharvest.com.
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A New Place…A New Crop
Z Crew

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Monte Vista, Colorado –
We made the trip up and over the LaVeta Pass with the Beast last Thursday with no issues. Once we arrived at our destination, we unloaded the combine and knew we wouldn’t be back until after we got the pick-up header in Goodland, KS. We thought that would be the next day. However, once the call was made, we found out it wasn’t ready to get picked up and we wouldn’t be able to get it until Monday afternoon. So, our plans changed – as they sometimes do. I tried to convince Jim we should go home for the weekend but he sorta frowned on that idea. Jamie and Curt were going to be starting to move into their new home and Callie was moving into her dorm. I really did want to be there for both of those events. But, as most harvesters know…when there is work to be done, there are lots of things we miss at home. The sacrifices are part of the job.
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Callie was lucky to have her sisters to help her with the move. It looks like they had everything in its place in no time. I’m certainly anxious to get home and see her new “home!” And to see Jamie and Curt’s new home!
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Flaps are up…it’s time for liftoff…well, sorta.
We made the trip to Goodland, KS on Monday – late morning. By the time we had the header loaded and were heading down the road again, it was mid afternoon. We had made the decision not to take the trailer house over the hill and would stay in a motel instead. This meant packing clothes, office supplies, groceries, toiletries, shoes, etc – basically everything we needed for the time we’d be away. I tell ya what…those of you who stay in a motel the entire harvest journey have earned my respect! It’s not so bad, except it’s not home. And making due with what you have is something I can do but it certainly isn’t as easy as having everything in its place in a “home.” Making lunches takes on a whole different feel in a motel!
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Servicing included oiling chains before beginning the barley harvest.
We were up early on Tuesday morning. Again, Jim wanted to get over the pass before the heat of the day. Both pickups were going to be hauling headers – the MacDon Flex Head and the MacDon Pick-up head. All our stuff was packed and we were ready to go by 8:00. The trip was pretty uneventful except for one issue. As we were starting to make our way up the pass, I heard a loud bang. It sounded like something hit the side of the pickup. I called Jim on the two-way and told him what I heard and thought maybe we should stop and check it out. After walking around the pickup and header trailer, we couldn’t see anything that looked out of place so we started up the hill again. I heard it again – only louder this time. So, Jim decided he’d drive the service truck and see if it did it again. When we reached our destination, I asked him if it ever made that noise again. He shook his head, “no.” Then said, “Why do you always want to try to give me a heart attack?” I asked him what he meant because I would never do something like that on purpose. He said, “look in the backseat of the pickup – there you will find the noise you heard”. I looked. All I saw were the few boxes of items that we packed and a bag which held several bags of potato chips. That’s when I realized the loud noises I heard were actually the bags of chips popping open due to the change in elevation. It seriously sounded like a tire blew or a gun shot. A bag of potato chips…

We unloaded our living necessities in the motel and took off for the combine. We had some servicing that needed to be done before we could get back in the field again. We took the rest of the day to do that and to also put a new tarp on Frank. The old one was 16 years old and began showing wear this summer. Thanks to Steve Molstad and Colby Canvaswe now have a brand new tarp. Colby Canvas also created our window covering a couple of years ago. Steve and his gang do a great job and I would highly recommend Colby Canvas! They know and understand the needs of the harvester.
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While putting the new tarp on Frank, the wind decided to come up – quite strong, I might add. So, while Jim was attempting to attach the tarp to the metal frame, I was attempting to hold the tarp in place so it wouldn’t blow off the truck. That was a funny sight, I’m sure!
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Pretty certain the sunset pictures are going to be way more than necessary!
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The San Luis Valley is a high-altitude desert with an annual rainfall of 7″. Everything that is grown here is kept alive with water coming from a pivot (and there are a lot of pivots here). This area will rarely, if ever, see a 1″-2″ rain like we experience in the lower elevations. The Valley is surrounded by mountains and is absolutely gorgeous. So far, I’ve seen potatoes, barley, lettuce, canola and hemp being grown here. We haven’t been able to really explore but I’m hoping before we have to leave, I can see more of the valley’s agriculture.
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Interesting house, wouldn’t you say?
We were ready to begin cutting on Wednesday afternoon. We moved the combine and trucks to the field we were to start in and cut about 100 yards. The sample was taken to the elevator and the result was too wet. The sample was 18.2% and it needs to be 12-13% like wheat. So, we moved our equipment down the road about 15 miles and made the initial cut into the field to take a sample. The farmer took off with it and would call us with the results. In the meantime, the rain began to get closer and closer. Just as the farmer called to let us know the moisture test was 11%, it began raining. So, we called it a day as it was after 6:00 p.m. when it started to rain.
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Moving to field #2. I took this picture because it just has agriculture written all over it! The truck was hauling barley, the swather would be used to swath barley and then there’s the combine. I was stopped while I took the picture. The truck was turning right and I wanted to make sure he had plenty of room to make his turn.
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Barley looks a lot like wheat only the heads are much longer. I should have taken a picture of the grain in my hands – I’ll do that another time to show the difference between the two grains. Most barley is swathed and laying on the ground by now. Because of the weather, some of the farmers have opted to leave it stand and use the same header used for wheat. When it’s laying on the ground, we will use the pick-up header. The majority of the barley grown in this area will be used by Coors for beer. 

We were able to get started yesterday. It’s a very slow process – not anything like the craziness of wheat harvest! We didn’t get a very early start this morning because of the rain the night before and I was only able to get 50 acres cut today before we had to shut down for the night. I lacked 10 acres of getting our first half circle done. The reason for the slow going is because the straw is still green (very green in places) and it’s yielding so well. The monitor shows an average of 150 – with a patch or two that makes the monitor move in the 300’s.  Oh well. It’s a new place, a new crop and there’s a whole lot of learning to do!

Jim took this video. It isn’t a very clear video but gives you a fairly good idea of the area around the grain bins that he’s been hauling to. 


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No words needed.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. The Z Crew can be reached at zcrew@allaboardharvest.com.
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Tell us what you think
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Dusk cutting.
Photo by Stephanie Osowski.
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Long Time No Wheat
Steph Osowski

Grafton, ND – Usually when we get home, it’s a whirlwind of activities. We no soon drive through the city limits and we have farmers calling to see what place in cutting order their wheat fields fall into. I know I’ve repeatedly mentioned the rain but it is repeatedly falling and messing up our schedule so I’m left with no choice. All the rain our area has received has made and will continue to make harvest intermittent this season. Some farmers in the area have made so many ruts that they are waiting till it dries out to finish and if it doesn’t, pray their insurance agent is having a good day the day they tell them how much crop they will be forced to leave in the ground.

Protein content has been out of this world at 14.2 and the moisture has been about 13 to 14 percent the last couple days that we have been able to harvest. Our Farmer Brian told us that even if the moisture goes a little high, he wants us to cut it just to get it off (God bless bin dryers). We still got the combine stuck today (again) but we moved to another quarter a few miles away and were able to keep the wheels of all machines above ground and turning. Something so simple but something we have taken for granted the last couple weeks so, today was a good day.

Also, I remembered my camera today. Score!
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Grain cart.
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Here comes the service truck.
Here comes the service truck.
Dad fixing on the header.
Dad fixing on the header.
Back in the wheat.
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End of the field action.
End of the field action.
Oh the pretty lighting.
Oh the pretty lighting.
The sun was my friend today.
The sun was my friend today.
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Dust! A rare sight these days.
Dust! A rare sight these days.
Spotted; Brandon having a combine date with his girlfriend.
Spotted; Brandon having a combine date with his girlfriend, Shawna.
Sun sets on the day.
Sun sets on the day.
Purple.
Purple.
Farmer Brian.
Farmer Brian, all smiles.
Dusk cutting.
Dusk cutting.
Riding shotgun in the grain cart.
Riding shotgun in the grain cart.
Never a bad time to wash windows.
Never a bad time to wash windows.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at stephanie@allaboardharvest.com.
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Blessing in Disguise
Emma Misener

Elk City, Ok — Being at home here in Elk City when we could be harvesting on the road somewhere, can kind of take a toll on us. You get to thinking you’re a failure because you cannot find work or you begin to doubt yourself. But as I wrote in my last post, it is all in the way you look at things. Your perspective means everything. Yes it is hard not knowing where we will be next, if we will have enough work to get us by for the year, or if we are gonna make it. But, I also know that trusting in God to know where we are at this very moment, is where we are suppose to be and we need to learn from it. This past month has been very stressful but it has also been rewarding. We have been able to get our inspections and repairs done for next year’s harvest, so in a way we are ahead of schedule! We have been able to spend more time with family. We don’t normally get to do the summer things ‘normal people’ get to do. Go to the lake or be able to go to adoration at church in the middle of the week, because our schedule allows it now. Our work is not as time sensitive like it is while harvesting. The other day I got to take a day and spend it with my goddaughter Martha. I needed that day with her. She reminded me that its OK to forget your problems for a day and just enjoy each others company. We took a drive around town, went to the lake and dipped our feet in, went to a 3D movie and finished up making spaghetti together for supper. Sounds pretty ordinary, but rather, it was extraordinary. I would not have normally done that if we had not been home.
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Elk city repairs and fun
Elk city repairs and fun

My sister and I have tried to start a business of our own, Simply Sentimental, making things out of reclaimed barn wood. The other day we made a cribbage board. No ordinary cribbage board let me tell you! It took about 10-15 hours to make from start to finish, but it was worth the smile on my brother-in-laws face. Plus it was a good time with my three siblings (Dan, Liz, and Katie) in making the table itself. I think he liked his birthday present!
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Elk city repairs and fun
Elk city repairs and fun
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This past month has been stressful but I have to remember that all of these things are a blessing in disguise, and it is all in the way that I look at it. We will continue to do our best and trust that God will do the rest.

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com.
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Hooked on Garrison
Laura Haffner

Garrison, North Dakota: It is true. I’m hooked on Garrison, just like their motto states.

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Garrison, North Dakota’s slogan. (Photo by Ryan)

I recently told Ryan, “I think I could live up here. Maybe we should move here!”  It seems I may say that about all our stops, but that’s a good thing, right?!?! Ryan, normally the “glass half full” person of our relationship put a little water on my idea when he reminded me, “Yeah, but what about the winter?” He knows I’m not really a winter person and for me, it’s the necessary evil to get back to spring, summer, and fall! Problem solved, this can be my summer home! Oh wait, I guess as long as we harvest up here, it can be for a few weeks anyway!

So, what are some of the non harvest things I’m loving about this area? For one, it is so green and its August! I’m sure this area experiences its share of droughts, but for now I’ll just pretend it’s always so lush. It’s an outdoorsy person’s dream with the river, wetlands, lake, miles of trails and shoreline. It also meets my personal continuing education requirements with lots of historical or nature sites. The town is quite nice too with its downtown full of businesses, churches, and a clean park. You may have noticed the recurring theme of how this mama appreciates a nice park while away from her own yard/neighborhood!

Below are some highlights of our area experiences.

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The North Dakota National Audubon Wildlife Refuge. We enjoyed the information center, trails, and driving tour.

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Little Man receiving a tutorial on binoculars from Ranger Jackie. Children visiting the refuge can check out a “Let’s Go Outside” backpacks supplied with equipment to help them explore the natural world.

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In my travels north I have noticed lots of little wetlands in fields and pastures. I learned at the refuge that parts of the Dakotas are in the “Prairie Pothole Region”. The potholes were left from the last glacier period and are crucial habitat for many waterfowl. The birds were lovely to watch and I was excited to capture this duck leaving the water.

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We paid a visit to the Garrison Dam Fish Hatchery. They offered a great hands on tour, and we learned about the activities that go on at the facility. Pictured is Little Man learning about the Rainbow Trout.

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We were able to view large pallid sturgeon, an endangered prehistoric fish species, in their holding tanks. The damming of the Missouri River has taken away natural breeding ground and an intensive breeding program takes place at the hatchery to keep the species viable.

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Who knew that fish can feed themselves? The trout would knock the wire hanging in the water and that would release food into the tanks!

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Although the scenery has probably changed with the dam system, it was still neat to be around the area that Lewis, Clark and team traveled. Pictured here is the Missouri River off the trail at the hatchery.

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It is a pretty bold statement to declare a salad bar the “ultimate”, but in this case it is true! Ye Olde Malt Shoppe in downtown Garrison, has the best salad bar I’ve had on the harvest run. Hands down!

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Garrison is home to Wally the Walleye, at the end of their main street.
  
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What’s more fun than unstructured play time outside? Fort Stevenson State Park was a great place to go and get away from the camper and get some fresh air!
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A sweet daddy daughter moment captured at sunset after family time on the trail.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Laura at laura@allaboardharvest.com.
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Perspective
Emma Misener

Elk City, Ok — I mentioned in my last post that we have been washing the equipment and doing some preventative maintenance. Well, because it has been so hot lately, playing outside is just too hot to handle for all of the kids around here. So what better way to get them out of the house and out of your hair than to get wet?! Plus they are all good help so the job was not only more fun, but it also went faster with their help. At first they were all complaining because they didn’t want to work and wash. It is amazing how quickly their perspective can change. Its all in the matter of how you present the task at hand. How about we put on our swimming suits and run through the water?! It’s like our own little water park for free! They could not get ready fast enough. 🙂 All the kids were great help, and it was nice to have a good laugh.
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Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com.
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