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Emma: Crazy Week Part lV and Final!

Emma: Crazy Week Part lV and Final!

Emma_thumbnailWe’re still cutting! That statement may be three words long, but it is great to be able to say. It was our fourth and final day of cutting and things went fairly smooth. We had one minor breakdown, but were back cutting in no time. We finished the field that night making harvest in Texas come to a close. The wheat averaged around 13 bushels an acre, 10 percent moisture, and 56 pound test weight. August and I decided to take a walk while we waited for our turn in the combine. Pictures will say more than what I can describe, so here you go!

Emma: Texas wheat

Emma: a minor breakdown

Emma: a minor breakdown

Emma: a minor breakdown
Little helper in the field. Holding all the parts and handing them to Dan when he needs them. He is great help!

Emma: pasture excursions
A windmill just begs to be climbed on. Not a bad view of the field either!

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions

Emma: pasture excursions
The very moment I took this picture I said that there might be rattle snakes out here and that since it’s the heat of the day, they might be looking for shade… like under that yucca cactus!

Emma: pasture excursions
All over the ground grows this tiny reddish plant.

Emma: pasture excursions
August naturally thought they were red ants and started dancing. Trust me, you do not want to get near a red ant. Their bite hurts!

Emma: job is done!
After finishing the field comes clean up time. Dan blows the combine off while August removes and reattaches every shield, and I move the combine when needed so the wind can help us in every direction.

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta 
Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com

2 Comments
  • Sharon and Harry Drake
    Posted at 18:45h, 08 July

    Please be careful in this heat. here in between Winfield and Arkansas City it is 100. Looks like the wheat is done. One gal we talked to today said they were planting milo. Not much rain.
    My Mother and I was in Hutchinson yesterday and the corn is really looking good. They do a lot of irrigating.
    Nice you have the energy and desire to farm and still take time to enjoy the little ones and make their day fun. Sharon Drake

  • Louann
    Posted at 12:27h, 05 September

    I could not refrain from commenting. Exceptijonally well written!