11 Jul Steph: Back in the field!
No matter what end of the field we take a sample from, the wheat still hasn’t been quite ready to combine. We often make jokes that if we take enough samples to town, eventually we will finish the field. Once we realized it just wasn’t in the cards for us to combine, we made plans to bring our grain cart up to our next stop in Nebraska the following day. Might as well do something productive with our free time, right?
You know what they say about the best laid plans! Dad and I had went and visited with one of our farmers we cut for last year yesterday afternoon. Later on in the evening, the melodious ringtone of my father’s cell phone rang throughout the camper and low and behold, our visit paid off! He decided to hire us again this year and we could start first thing in the morning! Sometimes a little PR pays off. We were able to have a full day of harvest the following day. Our farmer and his hired hand are helping us out too, running a truck and the auger for the grain bin we hauled to. Our yields have been skipping around the scale, from 20s to 40s.
Quote of the Day: “This dirt is the kind of dirt that gets in places you would never expect it to get into.”
Such lovely countryside.
Heres come the Pete.
Didn’t want the service truck to feel left out.
Brandon unloads while Dad looks on.
I don’t think Brandon even knows I took this….
Crew photo! From left to right: Brandon, Bob (dad), Loree (mom), and Steph.
Here’s a time warp of a crew photo from back in the day.
Showing off the “crew” on the back of the shirts!
Combining right on the Colorado/Kansas border.
Speeding right on by.
Trucks have sure changed throughout the years. Here is a clear example, with our Peterbilt to the right and one of our farmer’s trucks to the left.
The unloading setup.
A little sunset meeting.
Good night to you too, Kansas.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta. You can contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.