A Girl on the {Harvest} Run

St. Francis, Kan. – There are a few things you may not know about being the only girl in a sea of harvest and testosterone. I am here to fill you in on a few key points. My fellow harvest ladies, this one is for you.

  1. They think you can, they think you can’t. You’ll get all makes and models. Shrug off the nonbelievers.
  2. Prove the nonbelievers wrong. It’s fun and extremely rewarding.
  3. Guys have wallets. Girls have purses and/or a carryall of some sort. Don’t go anywhere without it.
  4. Switching from one machine to another “for a round”? Bring everything you need. You’ll probably be in there all day.
  5. In order to get your good ideas to be put into action, you will likely need to make the men think it was their idea in the first place.
  6. Going on a parts run? Don’t forget to call the field before you head back. They probably thought of something else they need and you can’t come back without it.
  7. Always have a book or portable hobby of some sort with you. The “hurry up and wait” concept is what harvest is made of. You do a LOT of waiting.
  8. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! Everything guys can do girls can do better, right? 
  9. To go along with the previous one, it’s okay to ask for help sometimes (I am a do-it-yourselfer, this can be a struggle for me).
  10. Be mindful when you are helping someone out with their job. If you’re too good at it, it will quickly become your job… Forever.

I’m sure there are many, many more so if you think of any, feel free to shoot them my way and I will include them in an upcoming post. Us ladies have to stick together. Happy Harvest!

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


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