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Jada: Just getting started

Jada: Just getting started

 The day we arrived to Olney, TX, we were greeted with unseasonably chilly weather for this area and overcast skies. By the time we off hooked the campers and got some supper rounded up, a nasty lightning storm was underway.

The clouds after the storm look like cotton balls

The clouds after the lightening storm look like cotton balls

The guys getting the equipment unloaded thought they were going to get struck by the lightening. Thankfully it started raining and the lightening went away for the most part.

Oak removes the windshield guard while Montana works on helping to get ready to unload the combine

Oak removes the windshield guard while Montana works on helping to get ready to unload the combine

For the last couple days, we have been receiving showers and unable to cut. Our time has been spent installing our broadband radios in our combines and calibrating them, fueling up equipment, and other odds and ends jobs that can be done in preparation for harvest. At noon, we tested the wheat but the moisture was still at 14%.

Oak helps put our decals on our new combines

Oak helps put our decals on our new combines

Montana (Werner) Oak and Bux work on getting spare sickle bars ready for later in the summer when we need them.

Montana (Werner) Oak and Bux work on getting spare sickle bars ready for later in the summer when we need them.

We achieved our preferred 12.5% moisture later in the afternoon and were able to commence harvesting. It seems everyone is harvesting in neighboring towns which made us even more eager to get in the field. Hopefully the forecasted thunderstorms for the weekend disperse or harvested may come to a quick hault.

The two boss men talk testing

The two boss men- Leon and Mike- talk testing.

All Aboard Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta. Jada Bulgin can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com.

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  • Mark Loch
    Posted at 07:45h, 14 May

    Jada,

    It’s good to see your blog posts on harvesting have resumed. I hope you and your team have a safe and successful harvest season!

    Mark