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Steph: Waitin’ on Wheat

StephNEW_thumbnailProgress for Osowski Ag Service has been brought to a halt by green wheat. We have an irrigated circle and one field north of town that we are anxiously waiting on. Usually these types of things happen right when we get our groove going. Days are all meshed together because we all do the same thing each day anyway. This may sound boring to some, but we love times like that. Hemingford has the perfect harvest feel to it, in my opinion; lines at the elevator, dust flying in the distance, truck drivers getting out and chatting with one another while they wait in line, service trucks cruising main street. There really is nothing better than the feeling of harvest in the air.

While we were servicing equipment yesterday, Brandon had a fun thing happen to him. A neighboring farmer drove up and was asking questions about his own machine, a CR9065. Brandon is our tech guru and is becoming quite the little mechanic, I must say, so he knows quite a bit. The neighboring farmer was having some issues with his machine and wanted to take Brandon to check and see if he could get it figured out. Turns out, Brandon was able to tweak a few things on the screen in the combine car, tighten a few belts, and all was well! We have been calling this Brandon’s first service call, and he couldn’t be more proud of himself. And neither can we!

Harvest Tip: Only let one person give you directions at a time.

You might be a harvester if…people don’t recognize you when you’re not in your work clothes.

How harvest used to be.

A little glimpse into the past.

This is what happens when you give Brandon the camera.

This is what happens when you give Brandon the camera…what a goofball.

And there he figured it out.

Gotta love replacing sickle blades!

Replacing sickle blades.

We love our automatic socket wrench.

Petey, all snuggled in to pit 3.

Petey, all snuggled in to pit 3.

Unloading at the co-op.

Again with the unloading photos.

More unloading business.

A little throwback to when we went to Estes Park for the day. Family bonding!

A little throwback to when we spent the day in Estes Park.

Another throwback to the storm we weathered last week. A visitor to our field took this awesome photo that I was given to share!

Another throwback to when we weathered the storm last week. This photo was taken by a friend of ours that visited the field that is allowing me to share it with you!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Steph can be contacted at


  • Darla
    Posted at 18:41h, 30 July

    I have to agree with you. Hemingford is the ultimate harvest town. Your descriptions of the elevator lines bring back familiar memories for me. Spent many hours working on my farmer’s tan atop a load of wheat waiting to move up in line. Loved visiting with the other crews during the long waits.

  • Polly osowski
    Posted at 07:16h, 31 July

    Congratulations, Branson I am so proud of you,I want to hug you, and very nice pictures Stephanie love to read your blogs and love you Brandon, Stephie, mom and dad

  • Jerry
    Posted at 08:09h, 31 July

    Great truck/lightning picture. That one would look great on the office wall.

  • alan
    Posted at 09:35h, 31 July

    I love that storm picture also! I harvested in Hemingford back in 1979 and agree that it is the ultimate Harvest town AND community! We are lucky to be getting reports from ALL of You at AAWH, thank you

  • GKL & L Farms LLC
    Posted at 10:28h, 31 July

    Thanks for the great pictures……The Estes Park picture brings back good memories of a fantastic family trip!…. Be careful as you continue the harvesting.

  • Larry Dewey
    Posted at 22:16h, 31 July

    Changing the bolt on cycle sections is much easier and faster than using a hammer and chisel to cut the rivets and then a punch to finish removing the rivet. The bolt on sections are just one small improvements that have been made to combines over the years.