Time flies when you’re workin’ hard

Every year, I seem to have the same dilemma: How can I sum up harvest in just one post? I feel like I have so much to say about this year, but I promise I won’t make you sit there until it’s Christmas!

This year has been one for the record books. I feel like I say the same thing every year but that is exactly how harvest goes. The only thing predictable about this way of life is that it is forever changing. No two years are the same. It is unreal that is drawing to a close already. This year, we harvested practically the whole summer in Oklahoma. We were very blessed to be busy all summer long, right here at home. I suppose since the wheat this year ripened uncommonly fast, the race was on to go north. The Lord will always provide.

Last week we headed north to South Dakota. Moving is fairly easy because unlike other harvesters, we do not make the “big move north” with machinery. We only have to move our camper and cargo trailer. We rent a shed near our first stop in South Dakota and store our combines there over the winter months. We then move that machinery from job to job. We prefer to do this so there is minimal travel on the road, making it safer for everyone. Not to mention, we can travel after dark and the stress level is to a minimum!

I cannot wait for fall harvest to start. I love the visible changes going on around me. I love the summer harvest and the warm temperatures, but there is something about fall that I absolutely love. No matter how much I tell myself that I hate the changes in life, I know that change is completely necessary for us to become better people. Honestly, if life never changed, it would be so boring! God really did know what He was doing when he created this beautiful mess we live in!

Before the fall harvest is in full swing, we get to welcome a small break. It really could not have come at a better time. My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! So we have packed up and headed west to Montana. A quick stop at the grocery store to pick up about a thousand pounds of food, and off to the races. Sixteen hours later we arrived. The cargo trailer tagged along behind us, because my wonder of a mother is cooking for the 130 people that are going to this shin-dig. She is such a marvelous person; one whom I greatly look up to, and shrive to be more like. She is so caring, compassionate, puts everyone before herself and has a faith in God that is so beautiful.

So I am sitting hear in big sky Montana, looking at the glorious tree-filled mountains, enjoying the 45 degree evening weather, writing to all of you. I wish all of the All Aboard Wheat Harvest followers a prosperous rest of the year, and I pray that God will bless you abundantly. Please be safe, love the ones dear to you, and keep on keepin’ on! Thank you for inspiring me with all of YOUR stories. I cannot thank you enough. Also thank you to High Plains Journal who has given me the opportunity to share this way of life with all of you. I hope that I have inspired you in some small way and have nudged you into becoming an #AGvocate for agriculture.

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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