25 Jul Laura: Fire danger
Hardin, Montana – Things can get pretty dry in Montana in the summer. That doesn’t sound like that unusual because a lot of places get dry. However, it takes on a different meaning when you’re dealing with some of the desolate areas that make up the state. There aren’t always the square north/south or east/west roads every mile or so like you find in some parts of the plains. If lightning strikes, and a fire starts, it’s not always very easy to fight because of the very remote, and often rough terrain. Same can be true for a fire started by harvest equipment. The fields in the part of the world can be very large, I’m talking 1000+ acres. If a fire starts and blows through a field, the consequences can be devastating and extremely difficult to fight. Crews are often driven from the field for rain, but at this stop, the crews have been asked to shut down when the fire risk seems especially high, which is completely understandable. There are disastrous fires currently burning in the state.
Our crew recently moved to a different farm. The wheat is very good. They been averaging around 80 bushels per acre so far. They’ve seen lows in the sixties and highs around 100 bushels per acre.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Laura can be reached at email@example.com.
churhamPosted at 21:10h, 27 July
Your pictures are unreal wow I love that part of the world. Big Bud flew me to their plant in Havar Mont an we went out to look at their tractors plowing. For a Texan farmer this was BIG country an then to see your combines harvesting their wheat what a story.
Laura HaffnerPosted at 22:44h, 02 August
I’m glad you enjoyed the guys’ pictures! Happy you had a great time in Montana! Its a sight for sure!
JeffPosted at 11:54h, 30 March
Do you need a trashcutter to follow behind the combines?