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Long Time No Wheat

Long Time No Wheat

Grafton, ND – Usually when we get home, it’s a whirlwind of activities. We no soon drive through the city limits and we have farmers calling to see what place in cutting order their wheat fields fall into. I know I’ve repeatedly mentioned the rain but it is repeatedly falling and messing up our schedule so I’m left with no choice. All the rain our area has received has made and will continue to make harvest intermittent this season. Some farmers in the area have made so many ruts that they are waiting till it dries out to finish and if it doesn’t, pray their insurance agent is having a good day the day they tell them how much crop they will be forced to leave in the ground.

Protein content has been out of this world at 14.2 and the moisture has been about 13 to 14 percent the last couple days that we have been able to harvest. Our Farmer Brian told us that even if the moisture goes a little high, he wants us to cut it just to get it off (God bless bin dryers). We still got the combine stuck today (again) but we moved to another quarter a few miles away and were able to keep the wheels of all machines above ground and turning. Something so simple but something we have taken for granted the last couple weeks so, today was a good day.

Also, I remembered my camera today. Score!

I missed my camera.

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Grain cart.

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Here comes the service truck.

Here comes the service truck.

Dad fixing on the header.

Dad fixing on the header.

Back in the wheat.

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End of the field action.

End of the field action.

Oh the pretty lighting.

Oh the pretty lighting.

The sun was my friend today.

The sun was my friend today.

Combine.

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Dust! A rare sight these days.

Dust! A rare sight these days.

Spotted; Brandon having a combine date with his girlfriend.

Spotted; Brandon having a combine date with his girlfriend, Shawna.

Sun sets on the day.

Sun sets on the day.

Purple.

Purple.

Farmer Brian.

Farmer Brian, all smiles.

Dusk cutting.

Dusk cutting.

Riding shotgun in the grain cart.

Riding shotgun in the grain cart.

Never a bad time to wash windows.

Never a bad time to wash windows.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at stephanie@allaboardharvest.com.

4 Comments
  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 19:15h, 18 August

    Steph , what happened to Purple’s front bumper ??? We’ve had the record breaking wet summer here in the Cochrane /Calgary AB. Soggyist year since 1927.You got the same weather patterns that went through us ,free trade at it’s fineist EH !!

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 12:06h, 29 August

      I think the lighting was shining on the bumper at just the right angle because her bumper is just fine, I promise 🙂 good eye though!

  • Mitch
    Posted at 09:59h, 19 August

    Was that a post without a pic of Peter!!!! You are slipping😱

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 12:05h, 29 August

      I’ll make up for it 😉