19 Jun Jenna: Dry enough to cut in the Okla. panhandle!
While here, we’re teaming up with a fellow custom harvester, Anthony, who’s from the area. Together, there are three combines running. Yesterday afternoon we found a dry field and were able to start cutting. This morning we moved to fields about 40 miles east of Hooker, near Forgan, Okla. The move took a good part of the morning because they “roaded” the combines (instead of loading and hauling them), and combines top out at about 20 miles per hour in road gear.
I was in the field a good portion of the late morning and afternoon, acting as the chauffeur and helping get vehicles and trucks where they needed to be. Later in the day, Jack Lyons, a DuPont retail account manager out of Amarillo, Texas, visited us in the field. He was in the area and stopped by to see our family/crew. It was great to meet him!
After that, I booked it back to Hooker, picked up some groceries and fixed supper. But, considering the distance and pinch for time this evening, I was told not to take supper to the field; so I somewhat had the night off. I feel bad, though…Mom and Dad just walked in the door (12:20 a.m.) – they’ve got to be hungry!
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.