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Jada: An odd day of cutting and a family day

Jada: An odd day of cutting and a family day

Hoffman Harvesting got rained out after a rather odd day of cutting. We cut our second field we tested and then we had a day of running around trying to cut. It was hard to get a handle on the moisture. One load we took to the elevator would test out at 12%, while another would come back at 15%, 13% and so on and so forth. To top it all off, one minute it would look like it was going to rain and another minute it looked like it was going to clear off. It even sprinkled a little as I was preparing to take the food out to the field for supper. This rather odd day of cutting lasted until around 10 p.m. when we finally got rained out.

Today, was a family day. We are parked by Hoerner Harveting, another crew from Bowdle. Their family and ours went to Wichita to the zoo and did some shopping. To our suprise, we ran into the Miseners! What a small world it is. Taking more of the relaxation route, the guys stayed home. They went into town to do some swimming and also did some fishing at the pond by our campground.

Here are some photos of last night and of our day at the zoo.

Storm clouds loom above our campsite. Shall I take supper out to the field or wait?

What field should we try next Ross... Ross and Kaidence talk shop.
What field should we try next Ross? Ross and Kaidence talk shop.

Callum cuts off a border of our field.
Callum cuts off a border of our field.

A combine dumps on the graincart while the truck is lined up and ready to be dumped on.
A combine dumps on the graincart while the truck is lined up and ready to be dumped on.

Hi Johan!
Hi Johan! Johan goes to dump our last load in this field.

Hmmm maybe it will rain.
Hmmm maybe it will rain.

Maybe it's clearing off.
Maybe it’s clearing off.

James and Leon take time for a photo op while Rolly parks his combine
James and Leon take time for a photo op while Rolly parks his combine.

Rolly parks his combine for the day.
Rolly parks his combine for the day….. or not. We go to test another field and cut till 10.

The Hoerners and Kaidence check out an exhibit at the zoo.
The Hoerners and Kaidence check out an exhibit at the zoo.

Leon takes a photo of me and Kaidence checking out annimals at the zoo with the Hoeners
Leon takes a photo of me and Kaidence checking out animals at the zoo with the Hoeners.

Cody, Kaidence, Kaitlyn, and Nathan at the Wichita Zoo
Cody, Kaidence, Kaitlyn, and Nathan at the Wichita Zoo.

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

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2 Comments
  • Ricardo Senteio Rocon
    Posted at 09:18h, 13 June

    Trabalho e lazer.Que boa vida.

  • Jada
    Posted at 10:16h, 16 June

    Gracias!