28 Jul We’re home… Now what?
Grafton, ND – The two worst turns of the entire harvest are the two that lead us back to the homestead. I can say, however, that we all made it back into the yard without tipping any equipment into the ditch.
Harvest is still about ten days off around home. Even though half the crew is heading to western ND to knock some wheat out, we still have about a week or more of downtime. What’s a harvest crew to do? Well, all the things we thought about doing but didn’t have time to do on the harvest trail such as; washing combines, washing headers, re-sickling headers and washing trucks/hopper bottom. Basically, we are making our entire fleet look pretty again.
When you want input on your product, what do you do? Send a representative out to the people that use it, that’s what! Mr. Igor Kuzmenko from New Holland, PA paid us a visit in our very hometown this afternoon. He asked us questions about the combines and what we thought could be improved and how New Holland could greater serve us in the future. We really enjoyed and, most of all, appreciated the visit!
Quote of the Day – “And that was without a single drop of coffee.”
An Osowski Original – This original is a flashback from only one year ago on our trip back home. About 45-minutes from home, we hit some road construction that was so soft and narrow that we had to unload the combine right in the middle of the construction site to get the truck/trailer combination out of the hole we found ourselves in. We were asked by one of the construction interns, “Didn’t you check the website?” Of course I am perusing the Internet while pulling combine down the road… Not. And for the record, it wasn’t on the website nor were there signs until you were too far-gone. Oh, the memories.
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