27 Jul Emma: Moving Day to Gregroy
Our last loads are in Gregory, S.D. Our move north is now complete with two combines, the tractor and grain cart, two semis and our travel trailers with a cargo trailer. We didn’t bring all of our combines north because the wheat acreage is down, so instead of the normal five we will only be running two.
This year has really been a yo-yo for many in agbusiness. You can always make plans, but in the back of your mind you know the plan is going to be changed ten or more times before it’s said and done. I guess you just learn to adapt and go with the flow.
This photo is from northern Kansas where they are famous for their fences. Back when Kansas was being settled people used the resources that the land had to offer. Limestone was very common in that part of the country and trees were not always available. They did the backbreaking work of blasting and carving the stone to build whatever they needed – including houses, sheds, churches and fences. Today they are a marvel to look at and are still very sturdy.
I can’t imagine digging those post holes and setting those limestone fence posts. It would be hard work, but good work as they are still standing where they were set.
The scenery is basically the same this trip to South Dakota, as it was the first time with rivers overflowing and fall crops looking pretty good. Here’s a photo of another river on our way north.
As you can see, all the flat parts of the land are filling up.
Moving day was not without problems. A tire blew on the header trailer, but thankfully we had it back up and running within 15 minutes.
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.