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Megan: Roland Harvesting Reflects on a Successful Summer
Megan: Roland Harvesting Reflects on a Successful Summer avatar

When we last left you Roland Harvesting was harvesting malt barley near Powell, Wyoming. In the time since our crew has been split in many different directions. James, Brandon, and I left during the week of August 17th to head back home to get things ready for school. All three of us began classes at the University of Wyoming on August 22nd in Laramie so we’ve been very busy lately.

Since Brandon, James, and I made up most of the crew, Dad had to adjust things after we left. Our new mechanic, Ben, from Tennessee has been a nice addition to crew. Furthermore, a family friend, Ricky, from Texas has been helping out since our departure. Also, a truck driver from home, Greg, has been assisting with the trucking in the last few weeks. Dad split the crew last week to harvest malt barley near Riverton, Wyoming. This past weekend Dad returned to Powell to finish some fields of malt barley that matured later than the rest of the area. They are almost finished up with Wyoming malt barley and will head back to Hemingford in the next few days to prepare for harvesting fall crops. (Now, normally Mom would be helping out in Wyoming during this time of year but she has taken a “temporarily leave of absence” on harvest to help out with my sister and former family crew member, Ashley, with her upcoming wedding to Kurt over this Labor Day weekend!)

Considering that Brandon, James, and I spent our entire summer, over three full months, on harvest you could say that we have a passion for it. Harvest is clearly an important part of our lives but while trying to take college classes and staying busy with extracurricular activities it’s very challenging for us kids to continue to be directly involved in the harvest operation once school begins. Although we cannot physically operate combines or drive trucks all day harvest still remains in our blood and is evident in our everyday lives.

Last Monday, Brandon attended his very first college class and James embraced his junior year in mechanical engineering, and lastly, I began my first day of orientation for Nursing School. On a campus with over 9,000 undergraduates wondering the sidewalks every day we appear to be just like any other college student with our cell phones in hand and backpacks on our shoulders. However, unlike many of these other thousands of students this summer our cell phones weren’t just for texting gossip; they were actually our life lines for the past few months. Our cell phones not only helped to communicate and correspond effectively, but they literately helped to save lives. Our strong shoulders that now carry books and binders to class are the same ones that lifted chains, binders, wrenches, fuel hoses, tires, and countless other equipment on harvest all summer long. In a matter of just 3 days we traded in our pliers for pencils, retired our work boots for tennis shoes, switched our cabs for classrooms, witnessed our grease stained and calloused hands turn into clean ones, and replaced fueling machinery daily with working on homework every night. We also exchanged our grasps on steering wheels for continuous typing on the computer, began walking the several miles we used to drive every day, and swapped our “temporary living quarters” with a semi-permanent home for the next nine months of school.

However, what really separates us from the average college student is the amount of self-confidence we exhibit, the critical thinking skills we possess, the capacity we have to handle high-stress, the responsibility to own up for our mistakes, the public relation abilities we hold, and the optimistic attitude we live by in all that we do. All of these irreplaceable characteristics were all experienced and learned while on harvest.

Throughout the summer, Brandon, James, and I were not typical 19, 20, and 21 year olds. The amount of responsibility my parents presented us is unheard of for most individuals our age. When we left for the summer in May we had butterflies in our stomachs as we hauled oversized loads over 700 miles to Texas. Every mile down the road our anticipation spiked but we slowly became settled as we unloaded and saw the combines kick up the first wheat dust of the summer. Once we began heading north our confidence and assurance grew on a daily basis. Harvest has taught us an unimaginable amount of life lessons. Most importantly, we have learned to not be afraid of the unknown and to seek new experiences with an open mind.

On our last official day of harvest I rode in the combine cab with Dad and watched the sun dip beneath the mountains in the distance as the stunning colors of dusk radiated against the barley heads in the field as I tried to soak up my final day of summer harvest. The combine hummed contently and the reel went round and round as Dad and I reminisced about everything we had experienced in the last few months. We discussed all the challenges we had faced – from being a small, shorthanded crew, to the power struggle between Brandon and I, to James trucking in Fort Worth, Texas, to the extreme heat in Kansas when we were loading up, to Brandon surviving the bridge accident. Looking back on all these events we laughed and smiled about most things. As I was able to reflect upon such an eventful summer full of amazing experiences I was overwhelmed with feelings of content and accomplishment.

As we made the very last round in the field for the night Dad told me, “I had an excellent summer and enjoyed working with you all, even during our bad days. The lessons you kids learn on harvest cannot simply be read from books, you have to actually go out and live it. I can be the ‘sheep dog’ and watch over you and try to keep you safe – all while you are able to make mistakes and learn from them. I love being able to do that job, especially when it’s family. After everything you kids went through this summer, school will be more than easy. You have the tools to succeed not only in college, but in life – no matter what you choose to do.”

My parents have not only raised my sister, brother and I with this same attitude, but they have also passed on these experiences and lessons with much of my extended family and over 100 employees. Some say that life is like a book and there are always old chapters ending while new chapters are beginning. In my family, we compare life to harvest. There’s always a new wheat field up ahead and you never know what to expect. Sometimes you pull into a weedy wheat field yielding only 10 bushels per acre yet it still takes you days to finish. The next field could be 200 miles away and yielding over 100 bushels per acre! Then the following field might be full of mud holes and you spend the next several days pulling machinery out. From these analyses the important thing is to remember that we are not alone and to keep on pushing. I know that my family is always there with me in all that I do and with all the skills I have learned from harvest I can endure almost anything and conquer nearly everything that I put my mind to.

Although Roland Harvesting had a bit of a late start joining All Aboard Wheat Harvest we are so grateful that we had the opportunity to share our harvest adventures this summer. On behalf of my family, we would like to deeply thank all of the followers that have faithfully read and engaged in All Aboard Harvest the past few months. In addition, I would like express a sincere thank you to the wonderful sponsors who made this incredible experience possible! Roland Harvesting feels truly blessed to have been part of such an amazing summer with All Aboard Wheat Harvest!

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Brandon, James, and I soaking up the last sweetness of summer.

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There’s always a new wheat field up ahead and you never know what to expect. But, do not be afraid of the unknown simply seek new experiences and embrace them with an open mind!

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

Scott: Another harvest season has come and gone…
Scott: Another harvest season has come and gone… avatar

Scott Clark and American Quality have completed yet another wheat harvest run.  This summer’s harvest took them from central Oklahoma to the Canadian border but every beginning has an end. The crew will finish with wheat and begin harvesting fall crops next week.

As I mentioned in my last blog, we’ve been cutting both canola and wheat lately. The canola has been yielding from 1500 to 2600 pounds per acre. Due to the moisture, many producers in have experienced a lot of regrowth of the plants and some fields even have several yellow canola flowers blooming again. We’ve been trying to get over and harvest as many acres as we can at all of our stops in North Dakota, just as the grain is dry enough to store (around 10 percent) to help our farmers avoid having to spray the crop to kill it before harvesting.

The wheat we’ve been harvesting around Interstate 94 has been making from 13 to 35 bushels per acre. The average is 28 bushels per acre for the acres that we’ve harvested so far. The standing water last spring, the heat when the wheat head was filling, and the humidity have all contributed to the disease in the crop and poorer yields than normal. However, most of the tests weights have still been running between 59 to 61 pounds.

It’s hard to believe the summer has passed so quickly! It seems as though just last week we were waiting for our first stop in Oklahoma to ripen, and  now we’re preparing to move to Northgate—about as far North as you can get in North Dakota. It just doesn’t seem like wheat harvest should be in the bin yet, even with the shorter harvest this year due to the drought and poor wheat crop in Texas and southern Oklahoma.

One thing about it—everyone in this industry has had one subject on their mind this summer: the weather. Sure, it’s common for all farmers to talk about the weather frequently, but I’ve never experienced such a large area where everyone was concerned about what the weather was doing. Not only that, but as harvest advanced further north, we continued to hear about the flooding that has been persistent since early last spring. If the weather didn’t prevent the crop from being planted, it seemed to inhibit its growth or delay harvesting this year. I think most would agree it’s been a tough year for a lot of people in this industry.

Lucius Seneca, a Roman philosopher, once said “Even after a bad harvest, there must be sowing.” As tough as it may be, the world’s agriculturists have to persevere and sow the next season’s crop. It might mean we have to work a little harder, do more ourselves, or even make sacrifices but that’s how we get by in this business. The American farmers are the backbone of this country and we all depend on them to accept these challenges and risks in order to feed the world’s growing population. We should all thank a farmer or rancher for his or her hard work and commitment to help others.

I’d personally like to thank all of our followers who have joined All Aboard Wheat Harvest this year, as well as the ones that I have seen support us for the last three years. I participate in AAWH and write for High Plains Journal to tell our story, and the stories of all custom harvesters and producers out there laboring day in and day out. Agriculture is a tiring job that many people have no desire to attempt—and many days I understand why! However, I hope our efforts have helped you to remember how much work it takes to get food from the field to the table. I’d also like to thank DuPont Crop Protection for sponsoring our crews this year, and all the sponsors who make it possible to share our lives.

Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

For more information contact crew@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

Jenna: So long, sweet summer
Jenna: So long, sweet summer avatar

Manley, Neb. – Another harvest season has come and gone. It’s the time of year that most custom harvesting crews are wrapping up their summer wheat harvest and heading home to cut fall crops or beginning their fall harvest route.

We (Zeorian Harvesting) finished our summer harvest about a week ago, ending our three-month season in Denton, Mont. Mom and Dad, who are all that are left of our “crew” in the northern country, spent several days looking for more work but weren’t able to come up with anything. So they’ve started the clean-up, pack-up, load-up process, and will soon be on their way home to begin the soybean and corn harvest.

Meanwhile, the other half of the 2011 crew, my younger sisters, Taylor and Callie, are already back in Nebraska and back to school – back to “our other life,” as we often describe it.

Anyone who’s been on the harvest run knows what we mean. It’s always a strange feeling to go from living a life that ultimately really only revolves around the wheat and the weather, to a more typical, scheduled, less fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of life.

But we, like most other custom harvesting families (and most all families involved in agriculture), live by the seasons. And after we make it through the fall harvest, lack-of-harvest, and pre-harvest seasons, the wheat harvest season will roll around and it will be time to hit the road again.

As the 2011 All Aboard Wheat Harvest tour comes to a close, I would like to thank High Plains Journal, DuPont and all of the tour sponsors for again providing and supporting this avenue which allows myself and fellow correspondents the opportunity to share our lifestyle with the world.

And here’s a big shout-out to you, the readers, followers and friends: thank you. Thank you for your support, loyalty and general awesome-ness.

Since I wasn’t actually on the road this summer, I wasn’t able to post as frequently as I had in past years, and I missed it – I missed you! I’ve learned that you all are what make this experience meaningful, and if I could shake the hand of every one of you who have made All Aboard a part of your life throughout the past three years, I would.

Have a blessed year, my friends.

Jumping picture, yeah!
You guys knew I had to keep the tradition alive, right?!

And a few final 2011 harvest photos to enjoy from the Jenna Zeorian archive (all were taken in Kansas):



Unloading into semi

My dad, Jim. Jimbo.

Callie and Taylor
My younger sisters, Callie and Taylor. (Who did an outstanding job stepping up to the plate this summer.)

Callie, Mom and Taylor
“Look at the camera, Ma!”

Who’s the nerd?…

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

Scott: What and where will we cut today?
Scott: What and where will we cut today? avatar

American Quality has been jumping around the state of North Dakota this past week; harvesting wheat, and canola.

Our crew arrived in Regent, North Dakota a couple weeks ago and found the wheat was still green in the area. We also harvest canola in North Dakota, but the canola was too wet to harvest as well. We did manage to get into the fields and begin harvesting canola just over a week ago—about the same time I started my last year of classes at Oklahoma State University. Due to the slow ripening of the crops we’ve been moving around the state from Regent to Minot, and everywhere in between spot cutting where we can. It’s not the ideal situation, but flexibility and patience are key characteristics you have to have in this business.

Moving equipment and manpower around the country in search of dry crops has created some long days and late nights for our crew. Not every town has a trailer court with spots to park large trailers and supply them with 50 amps of electricity. So we’ve had to improvise and drive 100+ miles to get back to our trailer houses a couple of times. We’ve been chasing 500 to 1000 acres at a time and it doesn’t make much sense to move the trailers and set them up again just for a day or two at each location. We’ve also stayed in a couple of hotels when available—better than a tent I guess!

During our travels, we’ve been switching back and forth between harvesting wheat and canola. Thankfully it doesn’t take much time, or effort, to adjust combines for each crop. The time we spend working on equipment and making adjustments to configure the machine is important as we may harvest two or three different crops in the same day.  We may harvest for many different clients in the same day, too and most farmers have unique agronomical practices that may require different residue management strategies.

Despite the extra work associated with moving around, our crew has been good spirited and happy to be busy.

It’s been a while since my last blog—due to lacking internet capability in remote North Dakota, the intensive traveling of our crew, and getting back into the academic lifestyle. I’ll be updating again shortly with a final blog as American Quality wraps the wheat harvest season. We should be able finish up the large part of our wheat harvest this week and will soon begin moving back south and configuring the combines for corn and soybean harvest.

We’ve been hauling a lot of the wheat to the farmer’s bins. However, we sometimes have to stop and wait on the trucks when the farmer moves the auger from one bin to another.

One of the combines spins around at a boundary of the field.

A view of a full graincart waiting on the truck to return.

A couple of combines finish up a patch of canola.

The crew took some time to learn about a different color of combine as we explore our options for trading equipment this next season.

For more information contact crew@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

Emma: The Last of the Summer Days
Emma Misener

As all of us know the summer is coming to a close.The trees in the northern part of the country are starting to yellow and wheat season is coming to and end as a new season begins. Fall harvest is just around the corner and is coming sooner than expected – maybe a little to soon, in my opinion.

I’ve been looking around the countryside and all the miles we’ve traveled these past couple weeks, and I can’t help but notice the trees are changing to their fall colors. I thought maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me, but it’s true. We’re in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the temperatures are mild. It gets up to between 70 to 75 degrees during the day, and drops to 50 to 55 degrees at night. Those temperatures are normal in this area.

I respect meteorologists, but I take their word with a grain of salt and tend to take to heart what nature  tells me, and I think we’re in for a long winter – but don’t take my word for it! Just take a look outside.

This change of weather is bittersweet. I love summer harvest and pulling into a wheat field with the smell of wheat hitting your nose. The amber waves of grain blowing peacefully as you look across a field, and I’m always amazed at how quickly tiny kernels add up. Most of all I love knowing that I, as one person, help feed the world. I’m going to miss summer harvest, but I know I’ll get to experience it again.

Take a lesson from wheat. Did you know that one stalk of wheat cannot stand alone, and that it needs help from others to support it throughout it’s entire life. Without that support it would break off and die. Maybe we should lean on each other more from time to time, like when a neighbor might need support and help getting back up on their feet.

“’Once there was a man who went out to sow grain. As he scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some of it fell on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The seeds soon sprouted, because the soil wasn’t deep. Then, when the sun came up, it burned the young plants; and because the roots had not grown deep enough, the plants soon dried up. Some of the seed fell among thorn bushes, which grew up and choked the plants, and they didn’t bear grain. But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants sprouted, grew, and bore grain: some had thirty grains, others sixty, and others one hundred.’ And Jesus concluded, ‘Listen, then, if you have ears!’” Mark 4:3-9

Where we choose to plant our seed will determine not only the outcome of our own lives, but will influence the lives of those around us – even those we may not be aware.

Thank you All Aboard Wheat Harvest for the experiences I have had with this opportunity, and to help better educate the people of the world about agriculture. I also want to thank High Plains Journal and DuPont for their sponsorship, and all the sponsors who help make All Aboard Wheat Harvest possible.

Be safe and God bless.

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

Tell us what you think
Tell us what you think avatar

The 2011 All Aboard Wheat Harvest Tour is wrapping up. We are asking our loyal followers to tell us what you think. This is your opportunity to express your opinions about the program, and ways we can improve your harvest experience.

Please take a few minutes to fill out a simple survey. The survey is anonymous and will be used to better the program in 2012.

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For more information contact crew@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

Emma: Christoph’s Trimming and Montana Guests
Emma Misener

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we’ve been teasing Christoph about his hair and that we should cut it.

We cut his hair, and we’re all very proud of him. Now he might be able to go into a western shop and get a pair of these “western shoes” he calls them. Perhaps back in Germany his family will be surprised when he heads back home next weekend.

Mom trimmed him up. I think he was just a little nervous. When she was done he took a look in the mirror and had a surprised look on his face – he said he liked it! Mom gives around 25 haircuts a year, and it was amazing how well it turned out (there’s a little sarcasm there), but I’m glad he liked it.

My grandparents Dick and Margaret Green came to visit us from Montana. They had about an 1,100 mile trip to southeast South Dakota and brought their RV to camp with us. I’m not sure how long they’ll be with us, but I’m really excited that it worked out for them to visit. I’m looking forward to making more great memories with them.


I always look forward to their visit, and I wouldn’t trade the laughing, talking and story telling for the world. I love to hear Grandma whistling while she washes dishes, and Grandpa speak passionately about the things he believes in. He was a part of the Montana legislature and it’s fun to hear him talk about standing up for what he believes in. Maybe you call these little quirks, but I have learned to appreciate them more now than ever. It’s likely a sign of growing up, or maybe because of Dad’s passing, but some things just matter more – and some things don’t matter at all.

I suppose if there is a blessing in disguise in Dad’s passing it’s learning to see the many blessings life has bestowed upon all of us. Dad may not be here, but I know he’s here laughing and telling his own stories right along with us. I love ya, Daddy.

Be safe and God bless.

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

Jada: Wheat or Canola…. What shall we cut today?!
Jada: Wheat or Canola…. What shall we cut today?! avatar

Hoffman Harvesting continues to work in Regent, North Dakota. My posts are probably making you dizzy wondering what we are cutting…. is it canola or wheat today? Besides a couple of quick changes the combine operators need to do- change the rotar from 2nd to 1st gear because canola needs a lower threshing speed and change the sieves settings so we don’t throw any of the canola over- it is pretty easy to be switching back and forth between wheat and canola. We have to cut what is ready and that determines what type of crop we are cutting. Here are some photos of our day which included harvesting both wheat and canola.

James comes to the end of the field.

James comes to the end of the field to test the moisture.

Testing the canola and its a no go

Since all the combines had different moisture readings, we decided to test it the old way. Pictured are James and Oak testing the canola which was too wet to cut at the time. We allowed it 2 hours to dry and thanks to the nice sunny day were able to start cutting later in the day.

Canola is a different scenery than wheat.

We get back in the field after a break to allow the canola to dry. The moisture needs to be at 10% for us to be able to harvest canola.

Canola in Regent.

Canola offers a different scenery than wheat. The stubble is green and the seeds are black.

Oak dumps on the truck

Here is a photo of Oak dumping on the truck.

Johan holds up the canola to show us what it looks like harvested.

Johan holds up some of the canola seeds to show what canola looks like once it’s harvested.

Cutting seed wheat in Regent.

Here we are on wheat again. Regent has many buttes which make an interesting scenery from the field.

A view of the neighbors wheat.

A lot of the wheat is still changing. Here is a photo of  some wheat yet to be harvested. If you look closely, you can see there are still quite a few green heads in the field. You might be asking how can some wheat be ready to cut while another field is so green still? The answer is the weather. The spring was wet making rough conditions for farmers to get their crops in. Some fields are behind because of a waiting period inflicted by rainy weather while some were re-seeded after floods prevented the crop from growing. There can also be quite a difference in yields in the area. For instance, one field can be yielding 40 bu/ac versus while a neighboring field is yielding only in the teens. The only explanation can be the varieties used. Normally conditions are dryer here so farmers typically use varieties that grow better in dryer settings. The weather with the combination of these types of varieties explain the low yields some farmers are receiving. 

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

Emma: Family Time and Family Heirlooms
Emma Misener

While we’re in the Sioux Falls area, my Dad’s side of the family decided to get together and have a sort-of reunion last Saturday. My family originated near the Watertown, S.D., area before we moved to Elk City, Okla. so most of his side lives there.

The drive was a couple hours and well worth it. It was great to see the family and catch up. We normally spend Thanksgiving together, but it was nice to see them so early in the year. Since it was close to Mom’s birthday we gave her a second birthday party. She was very surprised and thankful everyone put so much thought into it.
Going from L to R (kind-of around the circle) Aunt Sonja right in middle on the bottom with the blue shirt. To her left is her son Lee, Verena, Dan (who’s hiding), Grandma Alda,  Joel, Thad, Julie, Mom, Uncle Steve, Christoph who’s standing, back to cousin Chris, cousin-in-law Michelle, cousin Jamie, Uncle Bruce, Aunt Rita with Sara, Brad, David, Alexander, and cousin Melissa. WHEW! I think I got everyone in the picture, but we were, however, missing a few including Dave and his son Andy with girlfriend Maggie, and Keva was around there somewhere too. I don’t want to forget anyone.

We have more family, but it was too far for them to come. We missed them.

We spent the afternoon talking and telling stories, and of course you had to have food. There were munchies all over the place. We all went to the Pizza Ranch and ate supper before everybody departed. We went back to the house, built a fire and enjoyed more munchies. It was a great time, and so nice to see them all again.

My brother Dan had the opportunity to go with my cousin Chris up near where we used to live in South Dakota. They had heard of a tractor that was for sale, and called around and asked about it. This Tractor belonged to my Dad’s parents, Don and Alda. It is a John Deere 50 tractor that was bought brand new. They traded it off for a 520. Yeas later it was bought by someone in Revillo, S.D., and they have owned it since then.

Dad had known they owned it and had been trying to buy it since the late 80’s. Dan, Joel, Thad, Christoph and Chris went up to look at it. They purchased it, loaded it up and hauled the old girl home. I think Dad would be proud. This is definitely a family heirloom and we’re glad she’s home.

Dan, Mom and I with Dad’s JD 50 tractor.

Dan and Thad unloading it from the trailer.




It’s amazing to sit in the drivers seat where my Dad once sat. It makes me feel really small. Dad would have been so proud to bring this little tractor home, and I wish he could see it. I know that he does though, and that makes me smile.

Be safe and God bless!

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

Jada: Leon the repairmen
Jada: Leon the repairmen avatar

Last night we moved from cutting Canola to harvest some seed wheat just in time for our third break down in the last couple of days. Leon changed his title to Mr. Fixit for the day as he had to fix my pickup, a combine and a header….. all in a days work. What a handy guy! Here are some photos of Leon’s repair efforts.

Leon fixes my brake problem.

And he thought this was his last repair of the day!? Leon finishes fixing the brakes on my pickup only to receive word of another break down in the field. Thankfully our second break down of the day was an easy fix.

The bosses are back in the field checking on Johan

The bosses are back on the field checking on Johan. Well, actually, just serving supper.

Johan helps Kaidence drive the grain cart

Johan helps teach future grain cart operator, Kaidence, the ropes.

Damon before his header broke down

Damon not even two minutes before his header broke down making for Leon’s third repair of the day. The wheat was yielding in the 40’s.

Johan says its his fault as Damon holds up the part that is the actual culprit

Johan points at Damon and says it’s his fault while Damon holds up the part that is the real culprit.

Damon inspects the gap on the left while the right side shows what the header should look look

Damon inspects the unwelcome gap on the left while the right displays what the header should look like. Look no gaps!

The right side shows what is right and left is the broke side.

A front view of the break down. The right side shows how the header should look.

Damon and Leon intent on fixing the header.

Damon and Leon intent on getting the header fixed.

Everything keeps going as we work on the header.

Everything keeps going on behind us as we work on the header.

Who’s Damon?  Hailing from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area, Damon actually joined our team last fall. You haven’t seen him around the harvest this summer because he stayed at home to help on the farm doing various chores such as checking cattle, fixing fences, running the MOCO, and baling. We had him on standby in case we needed him for harvest but it turns out he was more needed on the farm. He joins us in Regent for a break from the farming side of our operation.