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Jenna: Finishing in Manter

Harvest is wrapping up here in Manter, Kan. On Sunday, Blake and the Krumbach’s hired men moved north to their next stop. To finish here, we have Dad, Bruce and Lee driving truck; Mom, Anna and Katie driving combine; and me in the grain cart. (Talk about girl power! :] )

For a while today we were cutting white wheat that weighed about 66 pounds – it was crazy! We basically finished cutting tonight; there’s just a small chunk left to finish in the morning.

We found out yesterday that our next “for sure” job won’t be ready until around July 15th. So, in the mean time, we’re hoping to pick up a couple of extra jobs. We have something lined up in Garden City, Kan., so that’s where we’re headed next…maybe tomorrow? It’s not too far from here, so it will be a quick trip.

This has been a really long week. It feels like forever ago that we were in Seiling. Weird.

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

  • Larry Rusco
    Posted at 12:39h, 30 June

    As a former farm boy who grew up on a wheat farm in Barton Colo., I have really enjoyed your reports on the wheat harvest. Your pictures this time were really exceptional in their composition and use of light. Keep up the good work.
    Larry Rusco