Emma: Gregory Bound!

We made it to the first stop on our way to Gregory, South Dakota.Mom, Dan and I left Elk City, Okla., on Saturday and headed Grinnel, Kan., where we dropped off the John Deere all-crop head that we had been working on at home. While we dropped that off David and the family – along with the guys – headed to Andale, Kan., to start loading up for the trip north.

Delivering the head took us a little bit longer than anticipated, but we managed – and we have a happy customer. We enjoyed our visit because our customers were the Ron Lager family, or as we like to call them, Marty’s family. While we were there Linda fixed us up a wonderful home-cooked meal. We had cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, and beef – and it was all farm grown, even the eggs in the potato salad. Not many people can say that. All the food on your table started on a farm just like the Lager’s. That’s why I’m proud to be in agriculture!

Tomorrow we’ll start the journey north to Gregory. My sister Katie and her family will be joining the convoy. We’re always excited to have them come and visit. This will complete our move since David, Verena, and Thad left from Andale on Sunday.

We’re hoping to be cutting by the end of the week, but as we all know – we go with the flow. Weather and crop conditions are a factor in our line of work, and I’m kind of glad we’re moving up to Gregory. I’m not looking forward to heading back to humidity though, but will enjoy the almost chilly nights. I’m an Oklahoma girl and used to 110 degrees with about 20 percent humidity. I prefer the heat, but when the humidity is high there’s little chance of cooling down.

I’m also happy to be progressing north because it’s a new part of the country. I not only love the harvest, but the people we meet along the way. I love the traveling. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t travel.

We’re on the road again, so until next time be safe and God Bless!

Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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