16 Jun Emma: Cuttin’ Wheat in Kansas
We’re cutting wheat in Andale, Kan., and I may have said this before, but I am so glad to be cutting good wheat again. This is what wheat is suppose to look like. The wheat around here so far is averaging around 4o bushels/acre. The moisture is right on the verge of being too wet at 12.4 percent, but the test weight is what we’ve been seeing even in Oklahoma at 61 pounds.
Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been seeing.
Dan and Joel unloading on the go. See the rain in the background, that’s what we’ve been being chased by ever since we arrived in Andale. Can’t say that I mind though, I love rain.
The terraces were pretty steep in this field. We do not run hill-side combines! I like it when there’s a special challenge that comes up. It makes my day a little more interesting.
Little Elizabeth plays in the wheat before we got started. I’d say this wheat is around two feet tall.
Little Elizabeth enjoys playing in the tall wheat. She says that the wheat tickles her face when she tries to run through it.
Be safe and God bless!
Emma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.