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A little rain never hurt anyone

After a much needed break for the Fourth, we headed back to the field and started cutting once again. Other than the few green weeds that are growing in the fields, the wheat is good. As I mentioned in a previous post, we are keeping busy and have picked up work. We are now on our fourth farmer this harvest season, and have one more lined up after we are finished with him. The wheat is averaging 30 to 35 bushels per acre, moisture is right at 11 percent, and the test weight is better than our first stop, averaging 50 to 55 pounds. For this area, the sandy ground has made pretty good wheat!

We cut a day and a half before it rained again. It has been a muggy past few days and is still currently overcast and cool. It has been a long time since I have seen 70 degree temperatures in the usual hot and sunny July in Oklahoma. But the cool weather is very welcome.

Emma: craziness!
Leslie is helping service the combine by fueling it up for the day.

Emma: craziness!
Lauren is washing windows and readying the machine for takeoff!

Emma: craziness!
Martha and Abigail riding along in the combine. 

Emma: craziness!
Lauren pretending to be a meteorologist, interviewing random people about the recent weather and tornadic activity!

Emma: craziness!
The rain has come!

Emma: craziness!

Emma: craziness!

Emma: craziness!

Emma: craziness!My dog Jesse, hiding in the pickup and glad she’s not getting wet!

Be safe and God bless!

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  • Sharon Drake
    Posted at 16:25h, 17 July

    Emma, the girls are so pretty.I bet they are really great help.
    We have had rain here all day, at Winfield, Ks. 60 miles south of Wichita. Looks like may get more shortly. had a down pour for an hour this morning. Lightning and thunder also.
    Glad you can work. Thank you for letting us know how you are doing.
    I will ask and maybe you cannot say,but what do you do for fuel. Are you only allowed so much? Last year, there was a comment about getting the amout increased. Take care. Sharon Drake, Winfield, Ks. 7/17/15

  • Ed Schloz
    Posted at 16:40h, 17 July

    I enjoy reading your comments and your pictures are great!

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 22:28h, 18 July

    Your helpers are toooo much, love it !!!

    • Emma Misener
      Posted at 00:22h, 06 August

      Thank you all! I will have to share with the girls all of your comments! 🙂