14 Jun Jada: Rained out
Hoffman Harvesting been harvesting in Kiowa, KS…. or something like that. Yesterday we got an early start harvesting, but rain showers threatened us around noon. Thankfully, the field didn’t receive any rain but our farmer’s yard did. The distance was two miles away, which was too close for comfort. All day long we were on eggshells as the sky continued to look like it could rain any minute. Around 5 p.m. we finally had to succumb to the rain. It has been raining on and off ever since. Rain is also being forecasted for tomorrow so it doesn’t look like we will be cutting for at least another day. We look forward to cutting but knowing that it is raining pretty much everywhere is settling our nerves. So far we have received around three inches in Kiowa and our next stop, Pratt, KS, has received four inches. Harvesters and farmers alike are shouting rain, rain go away!
Here are some photos from the last few days.
Hoerner Harvesting, also from Bowdle, SD, is now harvesting in Kiowa, KS too. They stopped by to visit yesterday. Pictured are Craig and Vicky’s triplets…Kaitlyn, Cody and Nathan.
While we were harvesting the wheat was busheling anywhere from 35 to 55 bu/ acre.
Welcome to Kansas where oil wells and wheat fields co-exist.
As the sun goes down, the grain cart works its way back to the truck to go dump.
We got a day in of harvest before the rain struck. Here is a harvest sunset.
Dark clouds surround our camper. It looks like more rain!
Mud puddles are everywhere in our campground. You might as well walk without shoes!
Here is a photo of the rain in action while it falls around the water tower.
Jada Bulgin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The All Aboard 2010 harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.
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