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Checklist—Get field ready

Checklist: Inspect, repair, get field ready.

Our combines have been through the inpections process, the pounding and tweaking repair proccess, and now they are field ready. Our combines are as top notch as they can be, the 4-wheel-drives are set to ON, and our hearts are pumping in anticipation! Harvest 2015 for Misener Family Harvesters has arrived!

Eight days ago, we headed to our first field south of Elk City and cut a sample. Our first sample was 14.5 percent. Although it was on the verge of being too wet, the farmer we cut for wanted to start making rounds anyway. We cut a few loads and headed to the next field. This particular field averaged 25 bushels per acre, 14 percent moisture, and 52 pounds. Considering how awful harvest has been these past few years, this wheat is spectacular! At least we have some wheat to cut.

Boy, it feels nice to be in a combine again!
Emma: Harvest Time!
This is my rig! Headed down to the field to cut the sample.

Emma: Harvest Time!
Good ol’ Oklahoma roads! Even the paved roads are 12 feet wide.

Emma: Harvest Time!
My passenger for the day—our dog, Jesse.

Emma: Harvest Time!
Cutting a sample.

Emma: Harvest Time!
Dan checks to see if the combine is set right and we’re not leaving anything behind.

Emma: Harvest Time!
This is the back of the combine where the chaff comes out. To check whether we are throwing any wheat over onto the ground, we stop the machine while it’s full.

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com.

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