28 Jul Steph: Mountainous
Alliance, Nebraska – Okay, tell me honestly; if I were to have a fleet of pink cabovers with white hopper bottoms that coincidentally have pink polka dots, how do you think that would go over? It was a thought-out-loud I had the other day and every member of the crew has a different opinion. I know a certain little harvest girl (Miss Carley Russell) who would be the first in line to drive one.
I’m writing this from a hotel in Alliance, Neb. With my family, we cut in Hemingford for many, many years so this area is all too familiar to me. This morning/afternoon in Pine Bluffs, we took duels off the combine, loaded up the combine, loaded up the grain cart, and fixed a valve on the grain cart trailer. It was HOT. Everything we touched was all but smoking from the heat and the cloud cover that would sporadically bring us shade brought out an audible sigh of relief from all of us. So, here we are, on our way to our next harvest destination; Scranton, ND. Opposite side of the state from my hometown but homey enough. We will arrive tomorrow, finish shuffling the rest of the equipment and camper up and hopefully be cutting within the week.
Saturday and Sunday were tourist days. Since the crew was in between stops, the liberty was given to attend Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo. Carnival rides, corn dogs and the Little Big Town concert were taken in and it was a fun change of scenery from the usual wheat field and elevators. Come Sunday, the mountains called from Colorado and had to be answered. Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park were thoroughly explored and documented.
Cabover Alert update;
C&K Harvesting – 87.5
Anderson Harvesting – 96
MacDon Harvest Support – 51
Quote of the Day – “Waitressing is like hustling, but legal.”
Stuff Harvesters Do – Drive hundreds of miles in a day (often from point A to point B and back to point A) and think absolutely nothing of it.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. You can contact Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org.