Jada: Lazy River Day

So what does a South Dakota harvest crew do when they can’t cut? They go to the river. Hoffman Harvesting is still in Gettysburg and waiting for the green spring to get ready. We received rain while we were harvesting our last 180 acres of winter wheat and were unable to cut it until yesterday. Some of our crew headed to the Black Hills while the rest of us went to the river (weather permitting) to bide our time while waiting on the wet wheat. Below are some photos of us hanging out after a long day on the river. We were hanging out with Sugden Harvesting, Thurman Harvesting and Larry Franke of Franke Harvesting. That evening Rick and Jodi Sugden made us one of their specialty recipes fish fritters. This includes beer batter with hashbrowns, onions, green peppers and Johnny’s seasoning salt mixed together with the fish. It is then fried and served hot. Yummy!

Frying fish

Chef for the night, Rick Sugden, cooks fish fritters.

Enjoying a meal

Jodi, Nicki, Cheryl and my mom Candice, enjoy the meal.

Leon, Perry and Rick

Leon, my dad Perry, and Rick Sugden

Roasting marshmallows

The boys get to the important stuff, roasting marshmallows for smores.

Fish fritters

The makings for fish fritters, a Sugden Harvesting specialty – Yum!

Storm clouds

Cloudy, rainy weather has kept us out of the field

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

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