06 Jul Laura: Vast
Southeast Colorado: The other day I was delivering meals to the field and struck up a conversation with a few of the crew members. Our team comes from different parts of the world and this year the United States, United Kingdom, and Netherlands are represented in the lineup. It is neat to learn more about where they’re from but also fun to hear their opinions about the places we cut.
The guys joking around during lunch. Photo credit: Laura
You already know that the High Plains is one of my favorite regions to harvest. The wide-open spaces, sparse population and wind-swept prairies are just beautiful to me and calming to my soul. I like to hear about what other’s think about the area that’s the name sake to the company, and on this day, Tom replied with something to the effect of, “It is VAST.”
Vast is a great word for it! Photo credit: Laura
An old tractor abandoned in the yard. However, it is not “that” old! See more below! Photo credit: Laura
Tom comes to us from Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He explains that “Yorkshire” is like a state here in the US. He is from a farm that is a livery yard for horses. He noted one thing different about here and there is when we talk about “old” in the US, its not that old. For instance, the house his family occupies is from 1669. The building that houses the local pub is from 1307! He was kind enough to share some pictures with me, so I could learn more about his home country. He was willing to let me share them with you as well! Thanks, Tom!
Tom’s home was built in 1669! Photo credit: Tom
Isn’t the countryside beautiful? Photo credit: Tom
Another view of the countryside. Photo credit: Tom
Love the lighting in this one! Photo credit: Tom
What a lovely water scene! Photo credit: Tom
This is the town of Knaresborough. It looks like a scene that could be on a postcard! Don’t you want to visit? Suddenly the town’s website experiences unusually high traffic with searches by All Aboard Readers… Photo credit: Tom
This is Bolsover Castle. You can learn more about it here. Photo credit: Tom
This is York Minister Cathedral. The website states it has been a Christian center for northern England since the 7th century. Photo credit: Tom
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Terry NanningaPosted at 21:28h, 06 July
When we traveled in Europe it made you realize how young and vast the United States are.
Laura HaffnerPosted at 14:03h, 08 July
Travel changes everything! 🙂
Rhonda AlexanderPosted at 11:55h, 07 July
What an awesome experience visiting with your crew! Tell Tom thanks for sharing his homeland, it’s quite beautiful. Makes one want to travel there! Thanks for sharing with us SW KS folks!
Laura HaffnerPosted at 14:01h, 08 July
Maybe you should travel there one day, Rhonda! 🙂
RobPosted at 16:35h, 07 July
A Pub from 1307! Wow!!! Here in Pennsylvania I thought 1750’s Taverns we’re old!
Laura HaffnerPosted at 14:00h, 08 July
Mark Philip MartinezPosted at 14:59h, 08 July
I live in Seattle but want to see wheatfields on the Great Plains in full glory. What is the best time to visit?
Laura HaffnerPosted at 13:04h, 09 July
Hi Mark. I just depends on where you want to visit. Each location is unique. Kansas is nearing completion, northeast Colorado and western Nebraska are in full swing now. Harvest will move to Montana and the Dakotas soon. Safe travels.