07 Aug Cleaning up
After the last grain of wheat (or triticale) is unloading into the truck, and the fun part of harvesting is over, the not-so-fun job of clean-up begins. It may not be the greatest job in the world, but this it is completely necessary. Cleaning the machines with the air compressor and leaf blower in the field helps prevent the spread of weeds from one area to the next. It also helps the job of washing the equipment go a lot faster.
My brother Dan and sister Liz use the air compressor and leaf blower, working together to blow the chaff off of the combine. It is amazing how many nooks and crannies are on one machine. I am up on top of the combine, blowing out the grain tank, roof, inside compartments and turning the machine as needed for Dan and Liz to help keep them out of the dust. It is an itchy, hot job, but it needs to be done. It’s all part of the job!
The kids also came out to help, pulling what they can off of the combine to make our job easier. It is a team effort! Having multiple hands makes the job go a lot faster.
After about an hour of work, we headed home. Oklahoma harvest for Misener Family Harvesters is finally complete!
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.