20 Jul Megan: Family Fun
During Roland Harvesting’s time in Hoxie, Kan., the crew had an unexpected surprise on the 4th of July. Ashley, Kurt, Augie Dog and I pulled up to the fairgrounds and knocked on the camper door, knowing that Mom would be finishing up supper to take out to the guys. After a few screams of shock and excitement (and a few tears) we were welcomed with open arms. We helped load up the dinner plates and made our way out to the field. Mom radioed the crew that they needed to stop for supper. When the combines pulled up we jumped out of the pickup to surprise everyone else. We continued cutting until dark and then made our way into Hoxie where we shot off fireworks from our combine trailers. Even though we were only able to spend a couple days on the harvest run we loved every second of it. I know I’m rather behind on getting everything together but better late than never, right? Plus, I went a little “picture crazy,” so please enjoy!
When the positive straw discharge belt was acting up, Jose put his college skills to use and turned to the operating manual for the answer. Since the crew was split and Dad was 40 miles in the opposite direction, the boys used their other resources at hand.
The Roland siblings (Ashley, me, and Brandon) proudly smile for the camera. As we get older, it’s more challenging to reunite the 3 of us together in the field. So, when it does happen, we enjoy the moment to the fullest!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Megan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.