22 Jul Megan: Family Fun Cont.
In my previous post, I mentioned how the Roland Family was reunited in Hoxie, Kan. a couple weeks ago. Here are some more photos from our weekend together. Last year, we began using a stripper header at our stop in Hoxie to accommodate one of our farmers. Low and behold, the stripper header made it back for another Kansas harvest.
This particular field has been nicknamed by our family as “Mount Everest.” The unique shape and numerous terraces make for some challenging combining. It is easiest to cut the field into different sections, which can often leave the grain cart operator feeling like a mouse trapped in a maze. Dad is always good about creating a nifty cross road (shown above) so the grain cart has a straight shot back to the truck.
Uh-oh! Wire encounters in the wheat field are never a good thing. It took less than 5 seconds for the stripper header to get tangled up in this mess. How the wire got in the middle of the field remains a mystery to everyone. Luckily, with Dad’s pliers we were free in a matter of minutes.
I wish I could share the camera roll of the 30+ pictures that it took to capture our “normal” crew photos. All you need to know is that these boys are hilarious and incredibly amusing. I think this one pretty much sums up our photo session!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Megan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.