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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.

On the border!

Made it back to the homeland!

Stopped in the cute little town of Kulm for lunch.

Stopped in the cute little town of Kulm, ND for lunch on our drive home.

Beautiful ND countryside.

Beautiful ND countryside.

The wheat is still a little green up here!

The wheat is still a little green up here at home and the Mother Nature-made ditch is proof of all the rain we received. Since May 27, the Grafton area has received 27 inches of rain.

Visited my daycare kiddos!

Visited my daycare kiddos!

Sunset on our first night home.

Sunset on our first night home.

Osowski Ag with Igor.

Osowski Ag Service posing with Igor.

Washing combines.

Washing combines.

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  • Paul E. Tomlinson
    Posted at 17:38h, 28 July

    I really enjoyed spending the harvest season with you all! (from my easy chair) Thank You All, Paul

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 14:30h, 04 August

      Thank you, Paul! Sounds like you’ve got the best seat in the house.

  • Allan W Zimmerman
    Posted at 11:08h, 30 July

    Enjoy your posts and pictures of your harvest run.
    Have a safe fall harvest. Thank you for your time and hope to here from you next year.

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 14:30h, 04 August

      Thank you, Allan!

  • Karen
    Posted at 08:01h, 01 August

    You always to a great job or reporting your family harvest run. Will look forward to your run next year. Hope you decide to continue reporting for HPJ! I keep thinking we will have to make a trip west sometime and may happen to run into Purple!

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 14:29h, 04 August

      Thank you so much! And yes, Purple is the start of this whole thing. Hope you make it out sometime!