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Jada: Wrapping up winter wheat harvest in Gettysburg

Today we wrapped up our winter wheat harvest in Gettysburg. We still have spring wheat to harvest but it isn’t ready yet. Tomorrow two combines will head to the McLaughlin area to cut some wheat while the other two will head home to try to cut some of our spring wheat that is located further west than our farm. It has the potential of being more ready than at home. Our spring wheat around our farm is just not ready yet.

Faulkton, Gettysburg, Hoven and Bowdle’s spring wheat harvest have the potential of being ready at the same time. It is looking that when go time comes around again, we will once again be here, there, and everyone. In the meantime, we will test the wheat out west and do some needed maintenance on our machinery. But you know, as I often say, plans change.

Finishing up a winter wheat field

Roly and Oak make one more pass to finish the field.

Roly and Oak make the last round in our last field of winter wheat to cut

Roly and Oak make the last round in their last field of winter wheat they helped our farmer cut.

Oak backs up to avoid hitting headers with Kevin on his last round

Oak backs up to avoid hitting headers with Kevin on their last round.

A picture of spring wheat by my farm in Bowdle.

Here is a picture of how the spring wheat looked near my home this past week. As you can see, it has a ways to go. The 90+ degree weather we have been receiving will help it ripen quickly. Farmers in the area are surprised at how quickly the wheat has turned.


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