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Lindsey: Finding normal again…

Durham, Oklahoma- Whew! It has been a whirlwind of a month to say the least. I’m not sure where June went, but it was here and gone before I knew it. We’ve been busy with a little bit of everything and finally feel like we’re in “harvest mode.” Our cotton is planted, wheat harvest has started, and we welcomed the newest member of our family.
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Dumping on the go in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

We welcomed our precious little girl, Ivy Jo, on May 24th. She has been an absolute blessing to all of us. Her big brother thinks she’s the cutest thing he’s ever seen, and he is sure to tell her that often. She has adjusted to camper life nicely and so far has been as easy-going as you could hope for an infant to be.
Mason & Ivy
Mason and Ivy.
Ivy Jo
Ivy Jo helping get meals to the field.
Soon after Ivy’s arrival, Jason got to work getting our cotton planted. He ended up planting a little over 600 acres and only had to replant 50 acres. For a first-timer, I’d call that a win. The acres that needed a replant were grazed pretty heavily, so the seed didn’t get in the ground as far as it needed to. It’s been pretty rewarding to see those little plants pop up out of the earth.
On June 7th, we finally got some wheat through the combine. We were blessed with good yields and test weights as we cut our way across Roger Mills County. It averaged 50 bushels per acre and the weight held around 61 pounds. In addition to our own wheat, we were also able to cut for a few neighbors. We cut our last Oklahoma acre on June 24th.
John Deere Harvest Support
John Deere Harvest Support came out to level the concaves on our S670. Those guys sure do come in handy!
Mason & Jason
Mason and Jason loading up and heading out.
Hemphill County, Texas
Hemphill County, Texas.
We’re looking forward to getting on the road and resuming our “normal” summer routine again. It looks to be an interesting and challenging summer as a custom harvester. We’ll see you down the road!
Jason & Mason
Jason and Mason taking a quick break in the field.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Lindsey can be reached at lindsey@allaboardharvest.com.
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3 Responses to Lindsey: Finding normal again…

  1. Ivy Joe ,Love the name has a good jingle !! She is like tooo sweet.You might have another Farmer/ Custom Harvester in the making .Sandi & I were blessed with are 12th grandchild on June 13th Harrison is doing great. He has an older brother Ethan also. How far north do you plan to cut this year ? Work Safe !!

    • Ivy is as sweet as can be!
      The plan is to go to Montana- but plans can change…especially during a year like this!

      Enjoy those grandkids!

  2. Must be great to start with a baby. Back in the 60s, the doctor at Lutheran Hospital, Wheatridge, CO announced “..you got your tackle! 22 3/4 inches, 11 lbs. 10 oz.”
    Your Ivy Joe is all brains, alertness and charm. Harvesters kids get to grow, while knowing their parents, not some babysitter.

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