Jenna: Dry enough to cut in the Okla. panhandle!

Hooker, Okla. – Like I posted on Twitter earlier today…the ground may be wet, but the wheat is dry! And the combines were rolling around Hooker today.

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.

Wet Fields
Not our field, but the one across the road from us. The area received several inches of rain throughout the past week, which means everyone must be on the lookout for mud holes.

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 All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.


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