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Jada: A little bit of everything

Finishing up with the Texas wheat harvest.

The night before we left Texas, we finally got to have our annual cookout. We prefer to have more than one, but were happy to at least enjoy Mike’s mesquite cooking and of course, Julie’s famous Peach Cobbler topped with Blue Bell ice-cream once this year.  Their daughter Kelly was able to join us for the duration of harvest, but Ryan was busy with his new job at Dell and unable to come home. Hopefully, we will see the whole family more often next year. The trip to Texas was gone before we knew it this year!


Leon watches Mike as he works his magic with the grill.

Hanging out

The group hangs out at the Annual Olney cook out.

The rush to Kiowa had us nervous because we heard everyone was cutting before we got here. Once we were unloaded and able to test the wheat, it was running at 17% moisture. The wet wheat allowed everyone to be able to make up on some lost sleep. Leon and Johann also went back to Texas to get the truck that broke down. Unfortunately, it is still broke down so they had to haul it Anthony to get fixed.

Lined up for a break

Lined up at the truck stop.

Callum pulls my camper

Cheers! Callum gets a soda for the road.

Our homes on wheels

Our homes on wheels.

Getting back on the Road

Getting ready to get back on the road.

Today we had visitors. Our farmer Dan and his wife, Debbie, stopped in for a bit to welcome us back to Kiowa again. It was nice to chat with them. I also want to give a shout out to Johnson and the salesmen at Versatile who are enjoying the blog!

Debbie, Kaidence and Dan

Dan and Debbie holding Kaidence.

I am also happy to announce that we finally got started cutting here! We tried one field and it was running at 16.5% moisture—way too wet to cut. The second field we tried was the one. We started cutting around 3 p.m. with the moisture right at 14% and are still going. The yields are anywhere from 30 – 60 bu/ acre. The test weight is anywhere from 58 to 64 lbs/bu. The moisture has gone done so hopefully we’ll be able to run a little longer today.

Jada can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com. The All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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