Z Crew: Surprise Company, Red Rocks and Wheat Cuttin’

headshot2Limon, Colorado: When we thought our company was all gone and we’d have to get back into the normal “ho-hum” routine, boy, were we wrong.

Curt, Jamie, Eli and Jenna left Monday afternoon. We were all sad, of course, not knowing what to do with all of our free time. Until Monday evening when a familiar pickup pulled up next to the trailer house. Our good friends (basically family) from Nebraska, the Rathe family, came out to spend a few days with us! While the guys went to the field to see if the wheat was ready to cut, all of the girls spent Tuesday shopping the local antique shops around Limon. We found great treasures!

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye on Wednesday but we were glad we had the time together. Wednesday night Callie and I were able to do something kind of…awesome. One of Callie’s favorite musicians, John Mayer, was playing at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver. After quite a bit of begging, we bought tickets and went to the show on Wednesday night. Traffic through Denver was an experience in itself! But we had a great time at the concert and made it home at about 2:30am on Thursday.

The wheat around Limon at it’s worst has been about 6-16 bushels per acre and at it’s best 25-30. Thursday evening was spent out in the field south of town. While Callie sat with Dad in the truck, I jumped into the tractor to ride for a few rounds. It’s so much fun working with more than one combine! It sure makes things more exciting.

Rain may be in our forecast for the next few days but we’ll just have to take each day as it comes and hope we can stay in the field as long as possible!

Z Crew: Jillian, Taylor and Brooke
Jillian Rathe, Taylor and Brooke Rathe; sporting fun hats found at an antique shop.

Z Crew: Callie and Taylor at Red Rocks
Callie and I had a great time at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! I can check it off my bucket list!

Z Crew: Wednesday Get-A-Way to Red Rocks
The iconic “Ship Rock” just south of the stage at Red Rocks.

Z Crew: Making Rounds
The combines make a few rounds to make sure the wheat is ready to cut.

Z Crew: Opening a New Field
Waiting to hear if the field is ready to go.

The Z Crew can be reached at zcrew@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta.

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