27 Jun Z Crew: Rain, Rain Go Away
Manley, NE/Garden City, KS: Not a whole lot has changed since you last heard from the Z Crew . Mom and Dad moved south last week and made it to Garden City without any problems. They sat for a couple days and then were able to start cutting wheat. They got into the field and were able to cut a whole 30 acres. And then the rain showed up.
The wheat they did cut was doing surprisingly well for dryland wheat in the area. The 30 acres harvested was yielding 40 bushels per acre with a test weight of 64.7. I can’t tell you how much total rain they’ve had in the last four or five days, but I do know it’s enough to keep them out of the field for a little while!
Here at home Callie is getting ready to leave for her school trip, Jenna has returned from her first farm show, Jamie announced she’s pregnant again (yay!), and I’ve been trying to keep up with homework. Callie and I look forward to spending Independence Day here at home and then we’ll be catching up with Mom and Dad shortly after.
Above, my boyfriend Colten and I helped celebrate a couple of good friends getting hitched! Being home much longer than normal, I’ve been blessed to take part in a few experiences I would have normally missed out on. Attending College World Series baseball games and picking cherries off of our cherry tree are just a few examples of what I have been up to!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. The Z Crew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.