Z Crew: Winding Down in Colorado

headshot2Limon, Colorado: The monsoon season has set in and as of today, the Z Crew is sitting on wet wheat. If we could get in the field, with less than 400 acres to go outside of Limon, Colorado, the big trip to Montana isn’t too far away.

Although we’re upon our last acres of wheat, Callie and I have been staying busy. Monday, I took a trip to Denver to see a Rockies game. Wednesday, Callie and I drove to Cheyenne Frontier Days to see Luke Bryan perform in the pouring rain.

Mom and Dad have been in the field for the last week working to dwindle the acres they have here in Colorado. Now working on the last field, it’s seemed like all it wants to do is rain on us! The wheat has had a good test weight with over 60 pounds, yields from 10 to 30 and about a 20 bushel average.

We hope to wrap up here over this week. Out next stop on the map is Denton, Montana to cut winter wheat. Callie, who starts school August 15th, and I are looking at heading back to Nebraska within the next week or two. I can’t believe how fast this summer has flown by.

Z Crew: Rockies vs Marlins
I was blessed with a trip to Denver to see the Rockies play the Marlins with our farmer’s daughter-in-law and grandkids.

Z Crew: Sunset over Colorado
Colorado has a way of turning a simple sunset into something stunning. I haven’t quite figured out what makes them so different from our other stops.

Z Crew: Taylor and Callie headed to see Luke Bryan in concert
Me and Callie stopped for a picture before she ran off with her friend to find a place in line to see Luke Bryan in the “Party Zone”.

Z Crew: Taylor and friends at Cheyenne Frontier Days
A large statue of the infamous Lane Frost stands tall at the gates of Frontier Park. I posed for a picture with our good friends from Lusk, Wyo. who came out for the Luke Bryan concert.

Z Crew: Golden Hour in the Wheat Field
Again, Callie and I couldn’t figure out why we thought the field looked so pretty this specific evening. It seemed as though the sun put a golden filter over the world.

Z Crew: Bringing in the Combine
Mom prepares to pull up next to the semi to unload before supper time.

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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