03 Jul Lindsey: Finding normal again…
Durham, Oklahoma- Whew! It has been a whirlwind of a month to say the least. I’m not sure where June went, but it was here and gone before I knew it. We’ve been busy with a little bit of everything and finally feel like we’re in “harvest mode.” Our cotton is planted, wheat harvest has started, and we welcomed the newest member of our family.
We welcomed our precious little girl, Ivy Jo, on May 24th. She has been an absolute blessing to all of us. Her big brother thinks she’s the cutest thing he’s ever seen, and he is sure to tell her that often. She has adjusted to camper life nicely and so far has been as easy-going as you could hope for an infant to be.Soon after Ivy’s arrival, Jason got to work getting our cotton planted. He ended up planting a little over 600 acres and only had to replant 50 acres. For a first-timer, I’d call that a win. The acres that needed a replant were grazed pretty heavily, so the seed didn’t get in the ground as far as it needed to. It’s been pretty rewarding to see those little plants pop up out of the earth. On June 7th, we finally got some wheat through the combine. We were blessed with good yields and test weights as we cut our way across Roger Mills County. It averaged 50 bushels per acre and the weight held around 61 pounds. In addition to our own wheat, we were also able to cut for a few neighbors. We cut our last Oklahoma acre on June 24th.
We’re looking forward to getting on the road and resuming our “normal” summer routine again. It looks to be an interesting and challenging summer as a custom harvester. We’ll see you down the road!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Lindsey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.