17 Jul Z Crew: the Move to Colorado and Family Time
We knew Curt, Jamie (sister) and Eli Hermesch were flying out to see us in Colorado on July 11th. The wheat didn’t care if that was the case, though. The way it worked out we didn’t know if we’d get to spend their first day in Colorado with them at all! We were able to pack up the trailer and leave Garden City, Kansas for Limon, Colorado on July 10th. After our company arrived the next day, Dad and I traveled back to Garden City for the combine and header. After a 5:30am wake up call to load the combine before the heat, Dad and I made it back late that afternoon with no traveling issues.
Saturday morning as we went about our morning routine there was a knock at the door. Mom answered and her jaw immediately dropped. Jenna, who had just been in Wisconsin for a farm show, drove out to Limon to see us! What an awesome surprise! With Mom and Dad trying to cut their first field with Maranville Farms, the rest of the Z Crew headed out to Colorado Springs for the day. The day was spent in and out of little shops around Manitou Spring, dodging rain drops, but we enjoyed every second of our time together.
Sunday afternoon, the whole crew went out to the field south of Matheson, Colorado. Eli enjoyed his very first combine ride and actually slept through most of it! The rest of the day was spent enjoying each other’s company. Monday came too soon and they all said goodbye to drive back to Nebraska. It was a hard goodbye, and I will admit I shed a few tears, but I have to remember Callie and I will be home in less than a month so she can start school August 15th!
A huge shout out to Jenna for letting me use a few of her pictures for the post!
The Z Crew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta.