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Jenna: Finishing in Hooker…and the bat hat

Jenna: Finishing in Hooker…and the bat hat

Hooker, Okla. – Our second stop for the summer is complete; we are done cutting in Hooker. This past week, we were blessed with good cutting weather and good wheat, and our time here seemed to fly by. I can’t stress enough how beautiful the crop was – I think anyone, even if not connected to agriculture, could have appreciated the golden fields.

My family is thankful for working with such good people while we were here, too. This was the first time we worked for/with the Adams (Circle A Harvesting) and things couldn’t have gone better. And they share our family’s same goofy sense of humor, as you’ll see in a second, which is nice! It’s good not to take yourself too seriously.

Today, we’re taking care of a few odds and ends (like, Dad is currently putting new tires on the trailer house, after we almost lost one on the last move) and getting ready to head north. Tomorrow, we’ll make the short trip (100 miles) to our next stop in Deerfield, Kan.

Here are a few photos from the last couple of days cutting in Hooker.

Three combines
Finally! A shot of all three combines.

Three combines
And again.

Field at sunset
An example of the beautiful fields I was talking about above.

Jenna
Okay…so HERE is “the bat hat.” Look closely. I’m not exactly sure how it ended up in the field but the bat hat was a souvenir from Chris’ (driving the grain cart) sixth grade field trip. Of course everyone had to have a turn wearing it, even the combine drivers. We may or may not have had a few stares from people driving by the field… :]

Pizza!
Dad and Howard check out the weather radar on Anthony’s phone at supper. And yes, we did have Pizza Hut but, no, they didn’t deliver.

Hat
Mom wearing the bat hat. This face means she is seriously, seriously laughing.

Dusk
Cutting at dusk.

Night harvesting
Unloading at night.

Bat hatChris and his bat hat.

Whole group
Last night, the whole crew went out for supper in Liberal. Back row (L to R): Taylor, Mom, Dad, Dave (truck), Howard Adams (combine), Chris Adams (grain cart), Robert (truck) and Anthony Adams (combine). Front row (L to R): Callie, me and Cindy Adams.

On a very serious note, my and my family’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims of the elevator collapse in Russell, Kan. The tragedy has really been weighing heavy on my mind, considering the two young men were close to my age, just doing their summer job. Too often we take life for granted and forget how everything can change in a single moment. Don’t forget to tell the people you love that you love them – every day. God bless.

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

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2 Comments
  • your big sis
    Posted at 15:30h, 26 June

    the bat hat made me and curt for-real laugh! beautiful pics jen and your last paragraph made me tear up. so, so sad. especially as, once again, cass county is dealing with another young loss. I MISS YOU.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 03:37h, 27 June

    So now our secret is out…our family is a little "batty" at times. But in light of the elevator tragedy life can be shorter than expected and we need to live to the fullest and share laughs, tears and love with all our friends and family. Our family feels very blessed to have met and worked with ya’ll. We pray for your continued good harvest and safety. Until me meet again…(maybe Mannheim at Christmas!)…take care! Cindy