29 Jun Steph: Keepin’ busy in Kansas
The wonderful wheat here in Lyons, Kan. has been keeping us all on our toes. With the yields coming in at 50-55 bushel, the whole family is needed out at the field. We have a 35 mile trip to the elevator in Hutchinson, Kan. so Dad and I have been busy little truckers. Once we arrive at the field, we are full again shortly after and sent on our way. I am quite positive I could make that trip with my eyes closed. The moisture has been consistent at 10% and the occasional odd digit, test weights at 64 pounds and protein at 9-10.
Brandon was positive we were going to finish up last night until the storm clouds barreled in and turned everything around. The wind came up and the combine was shut down for the remainder of the evening. I can’t say we were all too upset about having the rest of the day off though. : ) However, as I write this, Dad is telling me we will be able to cut again shortly and to go fuel up the service tank so it’s back to work for us!
Harvest Tip: When pulling out of a field with a loaded truck and there is a tight entrance to the field, make sure to walk it to know if your truck will make it onto the road and not take a detour into the ditch first.
In line at the elevator in Hutchinson, Kan.
View of the ADM elevator. Quite the setup!
One of the 3 pits trucks dump at.
Mom and Brandon can’t wait till I get back to the field! Great race to see who can unload faster.
If you look carefully, you can see Brandon driving!
Beautiful Kansas wheat. Just beautiful.
Brandon stands by his rig.
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