22 Jun Steph: Down in a valley
Today was the first that I can remember where I had to backtrack my steps into the camper and grab a sweater because of the chill in the air. During harvest time in Kansas, it is unheard of no matter what time of day it is.
Mom and I always play this game where when we’re driving around, we will point out really good looking wheat fields and say how nice it would be to cut that. This round of the game, the farmer must have heard us because we got a call and when he lead us to the field, sure enough it was one we had dubbed worthy. Yields were in the 40s but test weights rocked out at 64. Also, if anyone ever finds a water jug that does not leak after a week’s use, please let me know and I will buy 10.
Harvest tip: Always unload the grain cart into the truck on the driver’s side. If you do not do this, shenanigans such as spilling or hitting the truck will occur 99.9 percent of the time.
Combining down in the valley. There was an 85 degree angle to get out of it.
Brandon and I went up on the “bluffs” as we called them and took some funny photos.
Another fun angle.
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Sharon and Harry DrakePosted at 13:50h, 22 June
Steph, cool pictures with you and Brandon. I got a picture of our Grandson about 5 years ago. There was a very light piece of limb, I could pickup with my finger, I had him hold it above his head like it was really heavy. He said to take a picture. looked like very heavy. A friend saw it and almost got upset cause she thought it was to heavy , Robert is 10 now and he still likes that picture. ha . Love the back road fields. Lot of beauty in the hills. Take care Sharon and Harry Drake
Stephanie OPosted at 23:49h, 23 June
Thanks Sharon! But yes, I have a few calendar contests around home that I’m gonna enter some photos into. Hope all is well!
Sharon and Harry DrakePosted at 13:53h, 22 June
The pictures of you and Brandon, Steph, would make good pictures for a contest of photogophy sometime. Sharon
JERRY SCHIMMELPosted at 14:11h, 22 June
STEPH, YOU SHOULD PICK UP THE COMBINE AND MOVE IT A FEW FEET TO THE RIGHT TO UTILIZE THE WHOLE HEADER
Stephanie OPosted at 23:47h, 23 June
You’ll have to talk to the operator about that one Schimmel!
LindaPosted at 17:37h, 22 June
Steph, I wish we could have shrunk our combines [and even some of the trucks] to fit in shoe boxes or suit cases. Sure would have saved a LOT of fuel. Ha!
Really nice pictures and one amazing spot. I never would have dreamed one could find bluffs or plateaus from which to look down on a combine, in Kansas! I thought you had to be somewhere in the PNW for that. Just gorgeous!
Stephanie OPosted at 23:50h, 23 June
Thank you! It would be a lot more convenient to be able to shrink em, that’s for sure.
Sharon and Harry DrakePosted at 12:03h, 23 June
There are a lotttt of hills and very high places in Kansas. Not many flat areas. sharon