07 Jun Welcome All Aboard Emma
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is pleased to have additional harvest coverage in 2010 from guest blogger Emma Misener. Emma will make regular guest appearances on the All Aboard website, and will share her experiences with followers. Welcome All Aboard Emma!
Hello! My name is Emma Misener, and I am going to be taking all of you on an awesome ride this summer, traveling from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the North Dakota/Canadian border, on a Custom Harvest Crew! I’ll start out by throwing you right into this circus, by introducing you to my family, and adopted family, (the crew): my parents, Ron and Kristy, who have been doing this for 40 years this summer; my brother, David, his pregnant wife, Verena, and son, Alexander, (working on the next generation harvest crew!); and my brother, Dan. My adopted family this year are Marty Lager from Kansas, and Josh Gaskill from Ohio, both of whom have come back for a second year; Andrew Bishop from Iowa; and Abby Cates, my sister Elizabeth’s 13-year-old niece from right here at home, Elk City, Oklahoma. There will be two more people coming, who I will introduce as soon as they arrive.
The harvest season is nearly here, but for the Misener Family, work has already begun. For the past two months or so, the guys have been repairing and cleaning our five John Deere 9600 combines and other equipment for the long harvest ahead, while playing (restoring) antique tractors for ourselves and others. We girls have been making ready our “second home!” – the campers – among other daily chores.
Luckily, our first stop, Gotebo, Oklahoma, narrowly missed a hailstorm that came through around the 15th of May, which produced up to baseball-size hail. We are thankful to the good Lord that the hail missed our customers and us, but we know others were not so fortunate. Keep all of those farmers and crews in your thoughts and prayers.
Due to the weather around here lately, the harvest start is prolonged. Cooler temperatures, fog, and heavy dew have been a regular occurrence every morning here in Oklahoma, delaying the ripening of the wheat, which builds test weight. Whether you are a “half-glass-full” or “half-glass-empty” kind of person, you’re both on top!
I am looking forward to making more posts and letting you get to know my family, adopted family, and myself a little bit more. God bless.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.