23 Jul Z Crew: Limon, Colo.
Limon, CO: You know what I love about Eastern Colorado? The weather. It can reach almost 100 degrees by noon and then by 8pm you need to wear a sweatshirt. That’s one thing we’ve all learned this week…never leave the house without a hoodie!
Jamie (the oldest Z girl) and my nephew, Eli, flew in to Denver on Saturday morning. It’s been a blast having them around! Eli loves anything with wheels and cannot get enough of the trucks and “go-go’s” in the field. Jamie’s husband Curt will be joining us this later this week.
We sat all of last week but this week will definitely make up for our lost time. Mom and Dad have been able to get into the field by noon and have cut until at least 9pm the last few nights. The wheat they’re working on right now isn’t doing as well as the first few fields. It’s averaging around 50-60 bushels per acre but no one’s going to complain about that!
The farmer we’re working for, along with all sons, wives, kids, nephews, and friends come out during harvest time around here. I work along side the wives to prepare the meals every night. From enchiladas to fried chicken, everyone working in the field is guaranteed to finish off the night with a full belly!
90+ degree weather is expected through the week and we’re looking to get a lot of acres cut during that time span. Here’s to hoping this dry weather spell keeps up!
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.