23 Jul Megan: Chadron, Neb – Part II
Dad helped Brandon, James, and I get started in Chadron and then he went back home to begin cutting our own wheat with our old TR98 combine. Along with the help of my uncle and aunt, my dad and mom having been whittling away on our family’s wheat near Hemingford for the past few days. Brandon, James and I have remained very busy in the Chadron area and hope to finish up here today or tomorrow so we can get moved back home.
Between our own wheat and our customers in Chadron and Hemingford, we have many acres of ripe wheat that need to be harvested. Now that we are near home again we have many other family members who are more than willing to help out. With so much work ahead, we are very grateful that the rest of our family can take the time to help catch us up when we really need it.
Our combines are capable of producing straw windrows so that they can then be bailed. Due to the drought in southern states and the flooding in the Dakotas and eastern Nebraska, there has been a high demand for straw bales. Much of western Nebraska has been contacted to bale their wheat straw so it can be shipped out to areas in need of it.
Megan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.