23 Jul Z Crew: Meals in the Field (or machine sheds)
Limon, Colorado: Right when I thought things were going to slow down, it’s picked back up again; for me, anyways.
The farmer and crew we’re now working with is from the Simla, Colorado area. Very involved in the community and school, they are one of the friendliest groups of people I’ve ever had the blessing of meeting. In the last few days I’ve learned how to fry chicken, spent a great amount of time with all of the grandkids, and spent probably too much time in a John Deere tractor and combine!
I’ve loved every second I’ve spent out here in Colorado. Each evening when the meal has been prepared by the wives and little helpers, the combines are shut down and it’s not only harvest time, it’s family time. It feels as though family members from all around come out to see the harvest show. I don’t think I’ve ever fully realized how much involvement it takes from an entire family to make harvest time run smoothly.
Our huge potluck dinner with about five different families.
Combines parked for the night while everyone enjoys supper.
A storm lingers south of the field.
Combines made the rounds and we prayed that the rain would stay away until evening.
Storms rolling in from the Rockies. They move across the plains in such ominous ways.
A few of the little girls and I dipped and floured the chicken before it was fried!
I was so excited to see how my first experience frying chicken would turn out.
The chicken was a huge hit! There wasn’t much left.
The combines cutting in a staggered line.
One of the “Green Ones” dumping the wheat into the grain cart.
I enjoyed this lovely view of the backside of the combines.
The truck drivers have a tendency to stand on the back of the truck and supervise as the grain cart unloads.
One of the combines became plugged with straw, so the other green combines came to the rescue!
The combine was up and running in no time.
The Z Crew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta.
Margaret SmithPosted at 17:27h, 23 July
Nice job of story and pics Taylor…keep up the good work! You’ll be writing for farm magazines in the future! 🙂 We look forward to the Z Crew adventures!