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Janel: Western Nebraska Wheat Harvest

Janel: Western Nebraska Wheat Harvest

Sidney, Nebraska – It’s been hot and windy and we have been busy cutting wheat lately. The yields have been anywhere from 25 to 60 bushels per acre.  The wheat quality has varied.  The test weights 57 to 65 lbs and the protein 9-12%.  If you want good protein it’s necessary to put on the fertilizer.  It did rain Friday evening anywhere from .35 to 1.5 inches.  And guess what?  There is more rain in the forecast.  I do not like it when it rains while we are here cutting wheat.  The fields are flat and mud easily becomes a problem.  I hope to get the wheat cut before it rains again.

On the bright side, western Nebraska is very pretty at wheat harvest time. I especially think sunset is the prettiest time of day.  I enjoy cutting wheat in the Sidney, Nebraska area.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018LaVern Schemper cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Our cook ordered supper to go and delivered it to us in the field!  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Antelope running across the wheat field.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018He was thirsty.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018An old school house across the road.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Sunset is easily my favorite time of day.  So pretty!  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Dad and I cutting wheat until we finished the field.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018A beautiful time of day.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Filling up the grain cart with wheat.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018My combine shadow.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Working into the night.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Ready to move to the next field.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Schemper Harvesting cutting wheat in western Nebraska.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018These roads are dangerously narrow.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Dark sky to the west.  Photo by Carlene Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018We got rained out.  Photo by Carlene Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018Wicked looking clouds.  Photo by Carlene Schemper.

Schemper Harvesting 2018A double rainbow.  It’s pretty but I’m not wanting to fight any mud.  Photo by Janel Schemper.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere.  Janel Schemper can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

1Comment
  • Ricardo Alberto Senteio Rocon
    Posted at 19:49h, 17 July

    Lindas fotos ! O trigo nosso de cada dia abençoado por DEUS !

    Ricardo from Brazil .