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Steph: Some sort of peace

StephNEW_thumbnailWhile harvest is on the horizon in the southern states, we are just finishing getting the crop in the ground up around home in good ol’ Grafton, North Dakota. We reside in a town that is close enough to Canada that we can listen to their radio stations (and friends of mine from South Dakota have nicknamed me “New Canada” because of the closeness), so the difference in crop progression is no surprise. Our crops will be ready just in time for us to finish our harvest run!

Dad put it best this afternoon while we were making a round together while working up a field; there’s some sort of peace about being out on a Sunday doing fieldwork. That is exactly how today went for Osowski Ag Service. Brandon was planting in one field and I was working up the ground in another while Dad floated back and forth. My chariot for the day was our four-wheel drive Versatile, which I was happy to occupy because I hadn’t got a chance to bond with it yet. Trust me, we are now very well acquainted.

As for hitting the road, we are hoping to do so by the end of the week. We are getting more anxious by the day to get on the road! By the calls we have been getting from Farmer Mike in Hobart, we may need to put floaties on our combine to stay afloat in the field. Where there’s a will there’s a way, right?


Wheat in its glorified grass stage it’s in around home.


Big Purples gets another purpose: hauling seed!


Dad checking progress on a few of our soybean seedlings.


My view after Dad showed me the ropes.


She’s a nice lady.


The setup for working up ground.


Spring means baby kittens!


How can you resist that face? I can’t so I don’t.


Teaching me the ropes.


Just lovin’ life!


Planting some more soybeans.


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  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 20:55h, 27 May

    Canadian made EH , that’s sure a good look’n 936, Versatile & Flexicoil were both Canuck companies .Versatile is now owned by a Russian ag oufit ,Flexicoil is now owned by CHN. Sure hope that OK. dries out before you get to cutt’n.

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 16:26h, 31 May

      Yes Tom, we sure do love our Versatile. Great ol’ tractor! Heard there should be some sunshine down in Okla. this week so we hope to see wheat fields this week as well. Thanks for being such a faithful AAWH follower, we all appreciate it! -Steph

  • Tom Stockard
    Posted at 21:31h, 27 May

    Hi Steph, In Denton County, Texas (one of the two counties between DFW and the River) just was “blessed” with another 2 1/2 inches of rain, marble sized hail and 50 MPH winds this evening. With this “blessing”, we exceed 20 inches of rain for May. The wheat is flat on the ground (the wheat that got top dressed) and starting to rot. I hope you and the crew have better prospects in Oklahoma. The rain storms have been “blessing” Oklahoma on a regular schedule, also. Tom

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 16:25h, 31 May

      Hello Tom! Thank you for the weather update! We all seem to be checking the weather in the southern states more than around home these days. Harvest fever! The rain is sure needed down there with the drought these last few years but sure wish it could have been a little more intermittent. Hopefully we will be seeing wheat fields sometime this week! 🙂 Steph