28 Jun Emma: Catching up with Misener Family Harvesters
Just because I’ve been away from the field, doesn’t mean Misener Family Harvesters have been idle. Right after my surgery we picked up a job in the Texas Panhandle. There was still a good share of wheat to be harvested, and the crew was short one with me unable to work.
Dan, Vincent, and August ventured down to the job near Canadian, Texas. They drove back and forth every day which took them just under two hours. They finished the job in about five days, and had one happy customer. The wheat they cut had suffered hail damage, and was in sandy, rough terrain. The 20 bushel average was welcome!
I did feel up to visiting the field one day, but you’ll have to forgive me for forgetting my camera. We traveled a fairly busy highway, then hopped on a smaller highway, then a gravel road, and finally down one of the roughest roads I’ve been on – Bob’s Road. There were nine or 10 cattle guards, lots of twists and turns, ups and downs, and turns for the nearest ranch. I have been to some desolate places, but this was pretty bare. We were in no-mans-land. The terrain is very rough and rocky, and there are bluffs and cattle as far as you can see.
When the Texas job was completed we moved back to Elk City and are preparing for the move north. We’ll be heading up to Gregory, South Dakota. I like going up there, but not looking forward to the triple digits that we’re also having in Oklahoma. The best we can do is stay hydrated!
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta
Emma Misener can be reached at email@example.com