13 Aug Got the Itch
Grafton, ND – Something I was sure you were all wondering is, “when is Steph going to get her camera fixed?” Well, wonder no longer. My camera has been fixed and is back running better than ever. The next problem is now on me to remember to bring it with me. I’m too used to it being broken. That being said, this post still includes photos taken form my phone because I, of course, forgot to bring my camera to the field.
Harvest is going to be on a very interesting timeline this season. With all the rain, the fields are an assortment of mud-holes and puddles of various shapes and sizes for the combines to maneuver around. The wheat on our harvest docket is still turning but we have slowly been able to start barley in the last week. Barley is all fun and games until the end of the day when you want to itch the skin off of your skeleton. We harvest for three farmers that work together (Farmer Randy, Farmer Wayne and Farmer Lee) and all the jokes and sarcasm that is shared over the radio would make anyone’s day.
To top it all off, we got some MORE rain and the weatherman says we will be receiving even more this evening. The ground is rejecting moisture of any kind at this stage so all we can do is pray for a wind and wait it out. And, you know, maybe get some fishing done in the meantime. We’ve had all sorts of time to get every piece of equipment washed and fix anything that might need fixing and even some things that didn’t need to be fixed but we fixed anyway, just because we had the time.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org.