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Commence Bread Count

Commence Bread Count

Hobart, Okla. – The day a harvester gets back into the field for the first time each season is basically a holiday. I haven’t figured out a clever enough name for said holiday yet but when I do, you’ll be the first to know. Today was this holiday for Osowski Ag Service. The sample at the elevator read 11 percent moisture and we left a puff of smoke in the scale house when we bolted out of there to head back to the field. Our yields have been around 20 bushels with some lower test weights on account of rain, coming in at 51/52 pounds. Farmer Mike told us the best is yet to come so these numbers will get better and better by the day. Harvest 2016 has officially begun!

I think part of the excitement of getting started is really a need for structure. Everyone knows what needs to be done and it gets done without question during harvest (especially after a month or so of constant cutting). Winter and spring give a person more time to overthink the “what ifs” or the “could happens.” During harvest, no matter what happens during the day, you know you just have to roll with it and keep the machines rolling.

Bread Count – 114,799.44 loaves

Quote(s) of the Day (said within mere moments of one another) – “That is such a pretty truck.”
“That sure is a purple truck.”

Figuring stuff out.

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Meet JD, Farmer Mike's hired hand.

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Farmer Mike.

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Wiggling into the gate.

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First cut!!!

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Wildflower.

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Fried that one up.

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Taking a quick ride on Farmer Mike's ranger.

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Cruinsing right along.

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Full hopper.

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Peter taking a picture of me taking a picture.

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I told him no matter what faces he makes in the photos, they go on the blog.

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Back with my Purple.

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My pretty mama.

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Trucks.

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Action hammer shot.

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All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at stephanie@allaboardharvest.com.

5 Comments
  • Rita Bennett
    Posted at 12:05h, 08 June

    Great to follow you again. Can’t make it this year but maybe in 2017. Will have to keep up with Purple online again. Love your posts.

  • jonas
    Posted at 12:11h, 08 June

    will there be any live stream???

    • All Aboard
      Posted at 16:17h, 08 June

      You bet! Coming as soon as the Z Crew starts harvesting.

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 19:01h, 08 June

    Glad to see you for the 16 harvest run,are we going to have any South Africa harvest meal recipes. work safe !!

    • Steph
      Posted at 11:06h, 09 June

      Happy to be back! And yes Tom, Peter made us some homemade beef jerky and I plan to make a post about it. It is delicious stuff and easy to do!