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Jenna: First full day of cutting = complete

Jenna: First full day of cutting = complete

Hamlin, Texas – Yesterday, (Saturday, May 29th) marked the first full day of cutting for Zeorian Harvesting. We cut about 150 acres out of our first 300-acre field, which is a pretty good day for one machine. There are patches of both fairly poor and pretty good wheat in this field, making the bushels per acre range anywhere from 10 to 70. We expect it will average about 35 bushels per acre. The weight has been about 60 and the moisture is around 10 percent.

Last night, I watched the sun set over a wheat field for the first time in nine months. It was amazing! I finally felt like I was “home” again.

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Mom unloading into the semi.

Supper in the field
One of our favorite (and easiest) meals on a 95+ degree day? Taco salad.

Switching off
In order to keep the combine running, Mom and Dad often take turns eating. Last night, for example, Dad ate while Mom continued to cut – then they switched. Here, they discuss the “plan of attack” for the rest of the night before Dad hops in the combine.

Cool treat
Callie and I thought ice cream sounded good for dessert…but things got a little messy thanks to the high temperatures.

Taking a break
Glass of ice tea in hand and the best seat in the house…life is good.

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Mom climbs back in the combine as the sun is about to set.

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at jenna@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

4 Comments
  • Sage
    Posted at 16:59h, 30 May

    Mmm gotta love the taco salad in the field!! One of the best meals ever. Glad you guys are going strong. Great pic’s as always too.

  • Crystal
    Posted at 17:58h, 01 June

    Awesome pictures. Can’t wait to follow your blog this summer. I grew up with cattle and we bought all of our feed so harvest is a little foreign to me. I did get to ride in a combine this weekend though, and it was great.

    http://www.cdycattle.blogspot.com

  • Jenna
    Posted at 05:00h, 02 June

    Sage – Thanks! :]

    Crystal – Thanks for checking out our blog! I was just looking at yours – love it! I don’t know much about the cattle business, so I’m looking forward to reading your blog and learning more. Glad to hear you enjoyed the combine ride!

  • Jennett Riedel
    Posted at 18:30h, 02 June

    I am enjoying reading all about your harvesting adventure. Thank for sharing. Look forward to reading more. Good luck on your harvest run and hope all goes well. God Be With You.