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Emma: Waitin’ On Rain and Checking Out Wheat

Emma: Waitin’ On Rain and Checking Out Wheat

Emma_thumbnailThe rain has yet to subside near Gregory, South Dakota. It seems like the rain is on a schedule. Every morning around 4 a.m. it starts to storm, rains for about four hours, then the sunshine comes out. Right around 5 p.m., we have our hopes high that the oats have dried out enough to harvest the next afternoon, but like clockwork the rain comes again crushing our hopes of harvest. However, my hopes will not be crushed completely. I know the rain will stop eventually even if it is just long enough to finish what we have left. On the bright side, the rain is a good thing for the fall crops.

Emma:Gregory Rain

Emma:Gregory Rain

Emma:Gregory Rain

Since it was raining, we took a trip to our next stop on the harvest trail near Watertown, SD to see what the wheat looks like. It  is looking great. In fact, it will probably be the best wheat Misener Family Harvesters have seen all year. Hopefully we will get some sunshine up there as well to make it dry enough to harvest, but after we are finished in Gregory.

Emma: next stop wheat

Emma: next stop wheat

Emma: next stop wheat

Emma: leslie and his 'cars'
In Watertown, SD at a car repair shop sits this awesome pair. Leslie could hardly contain himself from all of the excitement he had when he saw them! ‘It’s Mator and Lightning McQueen!’ he said.

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 

1Comment
  • Alan Albright
    Posted at 18:57h, 15 April

    The articles about the 21A’s are great.
    My Dad, mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle had two 21A’s. They did the wheat harvest starting in Texas and working their way back to Clark, SD, just 30 miles west of Watertown. This was done in 1949, 50 and 51. The only way they could get the combines bought was to agree to go south and follow the wheat harvest.

    When I was old enough, I put my time in on the 21A. In 1976, it was dry and little yield. Dad fired up the 21A with the straight head and cut wheat. I think he just wanted to use it, one more time.

    What a great piece of machinery. I cleaned the grain very well and was very dependable. A true marvel in engineering!