28 Jun Jada: The Superb Scott City harvest
Hoffman Harvesting had some time between jobs so we moved from Pratt, Kan. to Scott City, Kan. where we picked up a harvest job. We wrapped up two days ago but internet problems kept me from being able to post. Technology is a wonderful thing isn’t it?! I am still working on the problem but thanks to borrowed internet I am able to post!
The farmers in Scott City have grins from ear to ear as the wheat is ranging from 70 to 80 bu/ ac. The test weights ranged from 60- 63. Needless to say, the crop was beautiful. There are several harvesters in town. In fact the campground is packed! I have been visiting with Sugden Harvesting, Schemper Harvesting, Blunk Harvesting, Thurman Harvesting and Candy, Kaydence and Lily of Haldeen Harvesting.
When we started cutting south of town other harvesters (north of town) were unable to cut because of wet wheat. They are still diligently working to get their wheat cut while we are working on finding more work. Anyone need a harvester 🙂 In the meantime, we helped a harvest friend out with trucks as the high yield in the field and long lines at the elevator were putting them behind. Our next job is in Colby, Kan. but the wheat is not ready to be cut. So it looks like we might get a little bit of a break here. We hope we’ll find another job soon.
Below are some photos of our last day of harvesting.
This is what 80 bushel wheat looks like. What a beautiful harvest for the farmers in this area. They are blessed.
Two of our combines in action.
Don’t get to close or you’ll get chaffed. The spreader spreads straw.
Number one combine in all her glory.
Callum, Johan and Carsten get ready to head home for the day earlier than normal.
Jada can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.