18 Aug That’s a wrap (well…in Montana)
Cut Bank, Montana—The crew in Montana finished up wheat harvest last Thursday. Mark reported that yields averaged in the low 60s. They spent Friday cleaning/loading equipment and catching up on laundry.
We usually tell the crew that once they hit the northern stops and the paces changes (usually not as fast). The elevators often don’t stay open quite as long and there are sometimes weather delays or we have to wait a bit for crops to dry down. When I processed our last round of payroll, I would have thought we were at one of our early stops based on the hours the crew was putting in and how they were able to run. It’s hard to believe they’re already finished with Montana wheat! It’s just another way the weather has altered our run this year!
Luckily these crew members were able to take some much needed time off this weekend for some sleep before making the final leg of their wheat harvest journey to join the other half of the crew in North Dakota!
Below are some photos from our Montana stops crew members submitted to Mark and me.
Apparently Wian ran up the hill to capture these beautiful shots! It doesn’t seem too steep until you see where he was standing in the photos below!
Pieter T. sent in these shots of Wian on the hill from his vantage point in the field.
Unfortunately, we weren’t immune from some breakdowns while in Montana. Luckily we were able to borrow a grain cart from our farmer to keep things moving as we waited for some parts to come in.
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