10 Jun Odds
Hobart, Okla. – Moving from field to field always calls for all hands on deck. Mom was summoned from the trailer to drive the pickup out to shuffle us from the new field back to the old field to retrieve the trucks that got left behind. Having the pickup as the “shuttle vehicle” cuts the move time in half. It’s fantastic. We have seen yields in our fields from 20 to 45 bushels and test weights from 52 to 60 pounds.
Sometimes, Mom will regale us on her days of being the “one and only hired hand” when her and Dad first started going south on custom harvest. She is the one that has truly moved her way up the ranks of the harvest crew, starting at combine operator/truck driver and working her way around. The day we shuffled fields, Mom drove the “shuttle vehicle,” went back to the trailer and made lunch, came back and took Dad’s place in the combine so he could make some phone calls. She ended up staying in the combine well into the evening or she would have went back to the trailer and made supper for us as well. What a woman. Thankfully it was on Tuesday – half price burger night at Sonic!
We have all forgotten the impact one more machine can have on the time frame of a stop. We just got here and we plan to be out of here by Friday! After we leave Hobart, we can basically kiss summer goodbye because time escapes us from here. The other fun fact I have for you is that our fifth stop on the run is ready and we are only preparing to head to our second stop. May the odds be ever in our favor.
Bread Count – 684,524.82 loaves
Quote of the Day – “Well, I guess there’s a first time for everything. Now I can say I’ve backed up a mile.”
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