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Jenna: New year, new color

Jenna: New year, new color

Manley, Neb. – If you already took a peek at the photos below, you might be scratching your head and rubbing your eyes. Never fear – your sight is fine – that is indeed a yellow combine. After decades of running red, first Massey Ferguson and then Case IH, Zeorian Harvesting has switched colors and we’re taking a New Holland out for a spin this summer.

Saying goodbye to red was a little sad – it was like saying goodbye to an old friend. But having the new machine is exciting and we’re excited to see how it works out this summer. We (ahem, my parents) also invested in a MacDon draper header – so it’s a whole new ball game, my friends.

We’re off to a slow start this harvest season, as we lost our first couple of jobs, then even job prospects, due to the drought in the south. Until last week, we didn’t have a place to start. Things always have a way of working out though and I’m happy to report that we’ll be kicking off the summer in Arnett, Okla.

Dad and I made the first trip to Arnett earlier this week, taking the combine and header. I’ll post about that soon but I figured I better break the color-switch news first! The crew will be leaving Nebraska for good this upcoming weekend. In the mean time, we’ll be busy packing and preparing. (And attending a Taylor Swift concert. Well, not Dad. Or Mom. But us girls.)

The Zeorian's new New Holland.
There she is! Our new New Holland combine.

The Zeorians switch from red to yellow.
Goodbye red, hello yellow. Nice rhyme, yeah?

Jim Zeorian takes a look at his new combine.
Taking a look around the machine.

Jim Zeorian checking out the new combine.
Dad motioning for me to come look inside the “belly” of the combine.

Jim and Jenna in the cab of the new combine.
Dad and me in the combine cab, checking out the fancy-shmancy technology.

The grain truck and pick-up about to leave their winter home in the shed.
They’ve waited all winter for the time to be right. (The grain truck and pick-up about to leave their winter home in the shed.)

The Zeorian's trailer house in the driveway - time to pack!
The Cardinal’s in the driveway! You know what that means – time to pack.

Jenna can be reached at Zeorian@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

7 Comments
  • matt mccune
    Posted at 23:06h, 26 May

    yellow??!?!? AWESOME!!! Welcome to the elite club. I hope your folk like the twin rotor combo. good luck this summer and stay safe!

    • Jenna Zeorian
      Posted at 15:59h, 27 May

      Yep, ol’ yeller. Pretty crazy! I have a good feeling about it though. Thanks for the good wishes!

  • Sarah Hacke
    Posted at 10:01h, 27 May

    We ran new Hollands with macdon headers in 08. They were far better then the cleaners we had the 2 years prior. I haven’t been on harvest in 3 years and miss it greatly! Hope to year gets better!

    • Sarah Hacke
      Posted at 10:02h, 27 May

      *gleaners

    • Jenna Zeorian
      Posted at 16:03h, 27 May

      Sarah, did you run a combine when you were on harvest? We’re pretty excited to see how the New Holland works out! I understand missing harvest…you should visit a crew for old time’s sake. :] Thank you for the well wishes!

  • Pohney Murnion
    Posted at 11:12h, 27 May

    We gave your grandparents the first job here in Garfield County in 1981! Thirty years of Hancock’s and Zeorian’s harvesting in our area. Can’t wait for you to come “HOME”!
    Stay safe. We are having major floods here and so much rain many fields haven’t been planted yet.

    • Jenna Zeorian
      Posted at 16:09h, 27 May

      Pohn, your comment made me smile! So crazy to think how long we’ve been going to Jordan – it definitely does feel like home. I can’t believe the amount of rain you guys have been getting…I never thought I’d say those words! Miss you and tell everyone hi!