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Jenna: Interesting day

Hamlin, Texas – Zeorian Harvesting had a bit of a messy day today.

The mess started last night when we finished one job and found out that our next planned job had fallen through. So Dad started today by talking to people about more work.

By late morning he had leads on a couple of jobs, so he and Mom drove out to look at the fields. There were some issues with the fields, like not having a way to get the grain trucks in and not having an elevator to haul to, but they eventually got a plan together and decided on a place to start.

After lunch, we got the equipment moved to the field and cut a sample. After testing the moisture, though, we found it was too high to continue cutting (14 percent).

Then, storm clouds unexpectedly rolled in and it started to rain. And it continued to sprinkle throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening, which meant we were definitely done for the day. Needless to say, it was a frustrating day and not a lot of wheat was cut.

On top of that, our 14-year-old dog, Jordan, who comes with us every summer, is not fond of thunder and lightning. So at some point during the storm tonight, she apparently wandered off to, I don’t know, find somewhere better to stay for the time being? After we realized she was gone, we spent the next hour or so looking for her…all the while with our supper still on the grill. This part of the story ends happily though – we thankfully found Jordy. Phew!

Beardless wheat
The field we moved to today was planted with beardless wheat, which, I learned, is better for cattle grazing.

JMZ_June 2_1
Callie and Mom waiting for Dad to cut a sample. It was really hot today, with no breeze…and it literally felt like we were roasting.

Texas sky
The pre-storm clouds made for a nice backdrop, at least.

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at jenna@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.


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