01 Aug Steph: Hot dog stands
Scranton, North Dakota – On one corner, the wheat is days away from being ready to cut. Across the road, the field is grass green and won’t be ready for weeks. A hop and a skip down the road, wheat is being swathed and baled. When the insurance company is paying the farmer to bale rather than harvest, how could you say no? It’s tough for me as a harvester to type that, but I also understand profit margins. Don’t be surprised if harvest crews add some instruments and a hot dog stand to their crew. Just imagine, the crew/band playing some country music and selling hot dogs in the wheat field. Combines park strategically around the bandstand, passing the time before the wheat ripens. Sounds pretty awesome, actually.
Once the duals were put back on and we replaced a couple concaves, Papa T roaded the combine to the first wheat field that we thought would be ready to go. He took a few swipes out of it. We took a sample to the elevator, and that was that. Mind you, the elevator we will actually be hauling to wasn’t open, so I guess it wasn’t meant to be anyway. Sixteen percent moisture just won’t cut it, not to mention the rain on the horizon. However, the protein content was 14, so that makes up for the 54 pound test weight. It’s looking like the harvest is like the rain… somewhere on the horizon.
Quote of the Day – “We got bugs on the bumper and a bear in the air.”
Stuff Harvesters Do – See an abandoned bucket in the ditch? Stop and grab it. You never have enough buckets.
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Tom StegmeierPosted at 19:09h, 02 August
That Hot Dog Stand is quite a novel & kooky idea Steph !! Must have a Harvester theme on the garnish, John Deere dog – lots of Green relish & a good hit of Yellow mustard. New Holland dogs – two dogs in big bun,Twin Rotor EH ! with lots yellow relish, a sprinkle of blue cheese & topped off with some Walla Walla sweet onions. CaseIH -dog a big ole frank with Red salsa & a good shot of hot sauce plus finish with a dusting of freshly chopped garlic !!!!
Steph OsowskiPosted at 22:33h, 09 August
Another harvester friend of mine has always talked about a hot dog stand. Those are fantastic ideas when it comes to those themes!!
Alan VanNahmenPosted at 08:07h, 03 August
What’s that Cab Over with the tractor tires used for? Looks like it has a fifth wheel plate between the tires, but it also appears to be below the tire height, so a trailer would not work on it.
Steph OsowskiPosted at 22:36h, 09 August
I’m not 100% sure but we guessed it was just a fun experiment somebody did!
Alan SnortelandPosted at 11:24h, 06 August
Steph; A lot of grain was hauled from Perkins County, SD in the 40’s and 50’s to the Hettinger Equity. A memory I will have for ever as a 5 year old riding the man lift to the top of the “old house” and looking over the town of Hettinger form those white doors. Keep up the wonderul posts!
Steph OsowskiPosted at 22:37h, 09 August
That elevator is so neat, I loved it! Thank you for sharing your memories 🙂