15 Aug Steph: You know what they say about all good things…
Osowski Ag Service has officially completed the 2012 wheat harvest. We had a 10 acre piece left this morning and finished with ease in a short time, leaving us time to road equipment back to our farm, clean up all the machines and put them in their homes (ever so temporarily) before bean harvest starts in the next couple weeks. I know all of us correspondents have been raving about how early harvest is but it is still so hard to get over. Normally we would be starting bean harvest in late September and we will be long gone and done with it by that time this year. Sheer craziness.
One of our farmers this past week asked me “So are you ’bout tired of harvest and ready to wrap it up?” My answer? I live for this stuff. Harvest is that time of year that only happens once a year but everything we do the other months all revolves back to it. We share stories of our adventures year round to anyone who will listen. I thank everyone so very much for letting me tell our stories this summer. I absolutely loved any comments and emails I received in response to posts and hearing how they would spark memories in others from their harvest days. I have said it before but you really don’t know what harvest is like until you’ve been on it yourself and once you do, good luck not wanting to re-live it over and over again. This blog certainly comes close to living it. I would also like to thank our sponsors, especially High Plains Journal and Syngenta, for being given the opportunity to share our experiences.
I will be embarking on my third year of college at North Dakota State University next week, majoring in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Agricultural Communications. Since I’m at an ag school, our campus normally clears out on weekends in the fall because all us farm kids want “in” on harvest. I find myself making the 120 mile trip back home each weekend during bean, potato and sugar beet harvest to participate as much as I can. I have been given the green light to share an experience or two from these harvests with you on here so stay tuned for that!
Again, thanks to everyone who read and contributed to All Aboard! Till we take the combine another round, best wishes to all!
Harvest Tip: If you ever get the chance to work a summer for a harvest crew, don’t hesitate. It’s a contagious and addicting lifestyle.
Our AAWH crew photo, revisited.
Last field of 2012.
We have loved being apart of All Aboard! Thanks everyone!
All Aboard Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta. You can contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.