15 Jul Jada: Wrapping up harvest in Goodland, Kan.
Hoffman Harvesting wrapped up cutting in Gooland, KS last night right before a thunderstorm struck. Once we got started harvesting, the whole harvest here has thankfully been a hit and miss with the storms that kept brewing almost daily. The wheat was good averaging around 55 – 75. Test weights were ranging from 60 – 63. Moisture was down but so was some of the wheat from the rains received while we were sitting. Our Limon, Co job is not ready yet. Our farmer is saying it’s close to a week; however, Gettysburg, SD’s winter wheat is close to being ready. So we are moving to Gettysburg. Our farmer there thinks we’ll be ready cut by Monday. Today and tomorrow we will be moving to Gettysburg and close to our hometown.
A header view of the field.
Cutting with GPS.
Parked and dumping on the grain cart.
Pieter waits for his truck to get filled.
A storm lurks closely to our field, but never strikes.
Another storm settles over our field. We finished right before this.
Parked to celebrate lighting Kaidence’s first birthday cake.
Kaidence and her first birthday cake.
Making a 22-mile move.
Jada can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2010 Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.