10 Jun Jenna: Zeorian crew fully assembled
Ok, so it was actually a planned excursion but it sounded more exciting that way, didn’t it? The truth is, my younger sister, Taylor, returned home from her school trip to Washington D.C. and New York this past weekend, so it was time for her to catch up with the rest of the family. My older sister, Jamie, who no longer makes the harvest run, and her fiance, Curt, drove Taylor to Guthrie, Okla. (just north of Oklahoma City), where Callie and I met them.
Why Guthrie? It was one of our harvest stops for eight years, which is long enough to make the town start to feel like one of those home-away-from-homes. So we thought it’d be fun to go back; and it was. Plus, Guthrie was pretty close to being a mid-point for us; it was a 300-mile drive for me and Callie, and a little over 400 miles for the other half.
While the purpose of the trip was mostly business (kind of?), we had some fun, too. We went to the drive-in theater, stayed the night, showed Curt the sites of Guthrie this morning and had lunch. Then came the sad part, though – saying goodbye to Jamie. It’s hard for us to leave her but I think it’s probably worse for her to be left…missing her entire family and missing harvest. (Ouch.) But hopefully she’ll be able to visit us sometime this summer.
Anyways, us girls are now safely back in Hamlin. It’s good to finally have our “crew” complete – it was a little weird without Taylor. Dad informed me that while we were gone, they cut almost 250 acres of good wheat, so it sounds like they had a productive day and a half. I’m just not sure what they did about food…
Jenna Zeorian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.