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Jenna: June 18th = Long day

Jenna: June 18th = Long day

I’m going to be honest…today was not the best day.

We had a small problem with the combine first thing this morning, so Mom and I went to Fairview to pick up a part. After we got back and Dad got the combine running, he and I went to Elk City to get the grain truck that had been in the repair shop. As Dad was driving the truck out of the shop, he realized something had been done incorrectly and needed fixed. These repairs took up the rest of the afternoon and we didn’t get back to the field until about 6 p.m. A couple of hours later, we ran into a problem with the combine header. Last I knew, it sounded like there was a good chance that it’ll work after some repairs, but the part we need to really fix it won’t be here until Saturday.

Don’t get the impression that we’re broken down a lot, because it’s actually quite the opposite. My parents do everything in their power to prevent breakdowns and we rarely have problems. Things just happen sometimes. That is just part of harvest.

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at jenna@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2009 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

5 Comments
  • BT
    Posted at 12:27h, 19 June

    Jenna sounds like you have been experiencing Murphy’s Law if it can go wrong it will hope things go better the rest of harvest ,know how stressful break downs can be.
    Enjoying your blog.
    BT

  • GS
    Posted at 16:37h, 19 June

    I am enjoying your blog. We have a smalll farm/ranch in Kansas (wheat isn’t ready yet). We are going to cut some wheat for a neighbor this year. I was wondering what the you’all are charging in 2009?
    Thanks in advance
    GS

  • Joe Konen
    Posted at 16:53h, 20 June

    Tell Jim that Russell said if he would have bought Green he wouldn’t have all these problems…

    Happy good and safe harvest and hope you guys stay cool… Have fun and we’ll chat later.

    Joe

  • Jenna
    Posted at 03:47h, 21 June

    BT: Thanks for the comment…and the good luck!
    GS: Rates differ from harvester to harvester, as I’m sure you know. Rates are also different for custom harvesters versus those who work locally. So I’m not much help on this subject…sorry!
    Joe: Haha! I’ll make sure and tell Dad! :]

  • velda chain
    Posted at 00:35h, 29 June

    Diane Chain is a great cook,and a good person…