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Sweetwater, OK — As I have mentioned in previous posts we have had lots of riders in the field. The kids are all so different. Some come to ride for a few minutes before wanting to go home, others maybe a couple hours, and still others some cannot get enough. My nephew, Leslie, is one that cannot get enough, as well as my niece, Lauren, who seems to want to do nothing else! All the kids like coming to the field, but these two really have a passion for it! It is refreshing to see the same determination and drive you find in yourself, in others. Especially those of which are so young.

Lauren needs her own post! This little girl, or rather young lady of almost double-digit 10 is so much fun in the field. She is willing to do the ‘dumb’ jobs or the jobs that aren’t so much fun. Sure, she wants to do the grown up jobs, but is willing to be patient and wait for when the time is right. The other day we were a person short it seemed. The grain cart was on the other side of the field, causing the combine to have to drive clear across it to dump. This is silly. She climbed happily up into the tractor cab, was given a brief and thorough lesson in moving and stopping, safety and common sense, and before long she was off in the cart moving it in a timely fashion. She is amazing! She did so good and did everything exactly as instructed. I was so impressed that i felt she was ready to unload on-the-go! She did a fabulous job! There is always room for improvement, but that is how you learn. She did just as good as any hired man first day on the job. Good job, Lauren! You’re hired!

Emma:elk city and beyond

Emma:elk city and beyond

Emma:elk city and beyond

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at

  • Dan McGrew, now of North Carolina
    Posted at 09:00h, 20 July

    Talk about bringing memories!!!!!
    1940,an eight-year-old was allowed to climb onto the iron seat of a horse-drawn two-row cultivator and won a steady job.
    There weren’t any air-conditioned cabs.
    My father owned and operated the only F-12 IH Farmal tractor with steel-spiked wheels and the area’s 24-Inch IH grain threshing machine.
    But,oh the pride in being allowed to do an adult’s work.
    And today, “city kids” complain about having to leave their video game to take out the garbage, or water some plants or walk the dog.
    Your Lauren is a real people.
    Be proud — As if you and the family are not already proud.
    Now just sit back and wait until she starts helping some young field-tanned guy with grease stains and callused hands — just because.

    • Emma Misener
      Posted at 15:08h, 06 August

      Brings back my own memories of harvest as a kid. I love the sense of accomplishment. She did do an excellent job and you’re right, we all are very proud of her!

  • Abby
    Posted at 15:37h, 20 July

    Awe! Good job Lauren!

    • Emma Misener
      Posted at 15:08h, 06 August