Jada: Hanging out and having fun at Whitlock Bay

Whenever we are near the Gettysburg-Faulkton-Bowdle area and we are unable to harvest due to rain or green wheat, we hit the road for Whitlock Bay. That is where we have been for the last two days. It is one of my most favorite places in the world. It is definitely an escape from reality-there isn’t even cell phone service in this area. While at Whitlock Bay, we camp out. During the day we go boating and jet skiing. At night, we cookout and hang out. Thurman and Sugden Harvesting and sometimes other harvester friends in the area usually join us. However, it is a tradition for our three crews to get away for a least a day together! We tested the wheat, but it was just too wet which is just too bad because no one had any fun the past two days. 😉 We are hoping we will be able to cut tomorrow, but we were glad we had some time to have fun on the river! Check out photos of our fun getaway.

Whitlock Bay view

West Whitlock was getting dry and needed 30 feet of water to fill it up. This past winter we got it. It made such a difference! Our usual beach was under water but the shorter walk to the dock was great!

Jet skiing

Take a tour with me on the jet ski….

Henrry and Bryce

Henrry and Bryce, my nephew, on the jet ski. 

Under the bridge

Under the Whitlock Bay bridge. Look at all the support it has!

Lake view

What a view! Below is part of our large group- Hoffman, Thurman and Sugden Harvesting.

Lake fun


Some of our harvest buddies … Greg and Cheryl Thurman and Jody Sugden.

Fun at the lake

Roly, Carin, Robert, Euan, Leon and Mark take time out from riding the boat. I think it is safe to say we all had a blast! What is harvesting?!

Much-needed relaxation

 Perry, my sister Tara and Candice relaxing on the beach after a long day of fun in the sun.

The Bulgin family

Leon and I with our newly adopted baby, Kaidence (one month old today).

Jada Bulgin can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2009 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.


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