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Jenna: Finished in Seiling

Even with all of the bad luck we had on Thursday, we were thankfully able to cut yesterday.  Last night, Mom and Dad were working on the last field and there was rain in the forecast, so they stayed out until after midnight to finish cutting. Luckily, they beat the rain by about 15 minutes.

So we finished cutting here in Seiling. Today we loaded equipment and got stuff ready to make the move north.  Tomorrow we’ll move to our next stop in Manter, Kan.

I did a really dumb thing today when Dad and I were hooking the header trailer to the pickup. As Dad was backing up the pickup, I was lifting up the tongue on the trailer (in the wrong place) and, before I knew it, my fingers were being pinched between it and the hitch. After screaming at Dad to drive forward and freeing my hand, I yelled and jumped up and down for a while (but didn’t cry! :] ). I decided, for the queasy, I better not post a picture…Mom almost passed out when she saw my hand. Ha! Anyway, lesson learned, I guess.

June storm cloud
The storm clouds moving in as we finished supper last night.

On another note, I want to mention the awesome thing that Dianna Chain, of Seiling, did for us the other day! Dianna is the editor of the town newspaper and I met her this past week at the grain elevator. She cooks for a large number of people during the harvest season, so we discussed cooking and she gave me a couple of recipes.

On Thursday afternoon, Dianna called me while I was waiting with Dad for the truck to be repaired in Elk City and said that she was cooking for her crew and would like to share with us. So when I got back to town, I met Dianna at the elevator and she gave me a complete meal to take to my family for supper! It was very awesome of her to do that and she couldn’t have planned a better day to help me out! The meal was delicious, too. Thanks, Dianna!!

Supper in the field

Harvest supper

Thanks for supper, Dianna!!

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

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