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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.”



Coming to the truck.




Peter backing up a mile.


Innovation at its finest.


Hey, MacDon guys are here!


Checking over the header.


There goes dad.


Bruce and Joshua of MacDon Harvest Support.


Riding a round.




Purple unloading some seed for Farmer Mike.


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  • Jim corneillie
    Posted at 12:02h, 10 June

    Good luck going forward, be safe!!

  • Todd Reinart
    Posted at 13:41h, 10 June

    Yes moms are the key ingredient to help make all those loaves of bread to come from the field to feed us all. Hope you have a bountiful harvest and our Oklahoma weather is good to you for thr rest of your stay. I often wish for a life like yours. Stay safe all you Harvesters out there.

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 16:47h, 11 June

    Love the bread count!! An extra set of hands is always a plus and even better when it’s Mom !!!

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 23:23h, 14 June

      Thank you, Tom! And yes mom is the bomb. Where would we be without moms? 🙂