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Selby, ND – Osowski Ag Service is now homeward bound. I was recently sent a text that said, “Holy smokes! Have you guys ever been home this early?!” My response? Probably in a time far, far away, but none that I can recall. It is a safe bet that we will be home the first week in August or later, rarely earlier. Grafton can now be better known as the true land of 10,000 lakes given all the rain they continue to receive so I’m guessing by the outskirts of town, we will be swimming the duration of the way.

We’ve all got our thing we use to stay awake or at this point in the season, get slight withdrawals from if we don’t have said thing at our disposal. We’ve all got our vices. Mom’s, for instance, is Mountain Dew. She prefers it from a fountain but will accept cans or bottles. Dad has to have a thermos full of coffee. Peter can normally be seen holding a Red Bull with a side of Skittles, but Coca-Cola will work in the absence of Red Bull. Brandon has to have dill pickle sunflower seeds with a Coke. Last but not least, I am a big fan of Monster Rehab energy drinks (preferably the pink lemonade flavor). Traveling days call for multiples of all of the above.

The wheat we did while in Hemingford, Neb. did about 30 bushel for an average. The protein scrambled around from 7-10 in content. Around home, we are looking at 2-3 weeks before we start combining wheat but the barley could be ready within the week. The headers may need floaties, but we will do what we can!

(6 stops, 2 combines and…)
Bread Count – 6,549,191.88 loaves

Quote of the Day“Me and rattlesnakes are on a seek and destroy mission.”

Heading down into Farmer Steve's crater field.

Heading down into Farmer Steve’s crater field.

Waiting for a load.

Waiting for a load.

Pretty moon.

Pretty moon.

Cleaning off combines.

Cleaning off combines.

Gorgeous sunset.

Gorgeous sunset.

"Where the battle wasn't."

“Where the battle wasn’t…” One of the best town signs along the trail!

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  • Paul E. Tomlinson
    Posted at 19:37h, 24 July

    Thanks for all you posted, I really enjoy following the harvest,see ya all next year! Paul

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 19:51h, 27 July

      Thank you, Paul! 🙂

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 20:46h, 24 July

    Sounds like your home area got some of the same weather we had in Cochrane Alta. 5 1/2 in. plus a Tornado or two small ones thank God. Lots of flooding in South East Sask. Hopefully it will dry up soon. Work Safe.

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 19:52h, 27 July

      Yes, very wet. Since May 27, we have received 27 inches of rain. Crazy! It’s been very hot the last couple days so hopefully it keeps up. Thank you!

  • John Rago
    Posted at 14:06h, 25 July

    I am a baler mechanic and small time hay producer. My keep going vices are green tea and Hershey’s dark chocolate.
    Thank’s for all ya do.

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 19:50h, 27 July

      Everybody has their own vices, thank you for sharing yours! Green tea is delicious, I have to agree. Thanks for your comment, John! 🙂