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Janel: A ten day stretch

Janel: A ten day stretch

Weatherford, Oklahoma–We were lucky enough to have a ten day stretch to start out the wheat harvest before we got our first rain shower. It rained 80 hundredths last night here in the Weatherford, Oklahoma, area.  It feels great to work every day for ten days like we just did and then when we do get a slower day it feels so much more well deserved.  I’m sure we’ll be back in the field later today though.  I hope so anyways!

We finished up at Frederick and that was a miracle to get all of our wheat cut there without having any rain delays. It was already muddy there so a rain would’ve made it a bigger mess.  There is still a lot of wheat standing in the fields there.  I don’t know if it’ll be cut or not due to the freeze damage and lower yields.  The freeze damage really hurt our run there.  It was way too short and disappointing.  The wheat would’ve been outstanding there too without the freeze damage that occurred in April.  Mother Nature can be so good but she can also be so bad.

We moved up to the Weatherford area on June 3 and it was 100 degrees that day.  We were lucky to not have any tire troubles while we traveled here.  However, we did drive slower than normal to lessen the chances of having tire problems.  We went straight to the field when we got here.  I harvested a field that made 51 bushels per acre.  The test weight was outstanding at 65 pounds per bushel.  We have a hot and dry forecast (sunny and in the 90s) and I can’t wait to cut more wheat!  It’s summertime and all I want to do is cut wheat!  I love it!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Agri-Pro, Gleaner, BASF,  and High Plains Journal. Janel Schemper can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

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Miss Moo and I cutting wheat near Frederick, Oklahoma on June 2. 

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Miss Moo is the boss! She’s a pro at this career! 

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A beautiful day of wheat cutting near Frederick, Oklahoma, on June 2.

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A beautiful wheat field we got to cut near Frederick, Oklahoma. 

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Cutting wheat with the boss (dear ‘ol Dad) near Frederick, Oklahoma. 

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Cutting wheat with my dad near Frederick, Oklahoma. 

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It was a picture perfect day. Check out those pretty clouds floating by the wheat field on June 2.

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My combine shadow cutting wheat with Jared way out west of Frederick, Oklahoma.

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A shadow of unloading wheat on the go!

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Unloading wheat on the go!

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The day we moved north, June 3, it was 100 degrees outside.  The first trip I hauled a tractor and grain cart.  The second trip I hauled a combine and header.

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I said there’d be better wheat up the road! This field made 51 bushels per acre near Weatherford, Oklahoma.

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A beautiful sight from the combine cab!  I love it!

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A pretty nice field of wheat to cut near I-40 and Highway 281.

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Uh-oh! A storm getting way too close!

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My dad was cutting a few miles west of me and said the rain and wind just hit so shutdown! I unloaded and got the truck and pickup out of the field before it rained and just as the wind was picking up.

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Made it back to the campground in Weatherford, Oklahoma. A pretty sky and a double rainbow after the rain storm on June 4.

8 Comments
  • Roger E Titus
    Posted at 21:45h, 12 June

    Love it!!!

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 14:36h, 13 June

      Roger E. Titus,

      Hello! Glad you enjoyed the blog! Thanks for your comment!

      Thanks again,
      Janel 🌾

  • Norm Rotruck
    Posted at 13:23h, 13 June

    You go, girl! Nice to be back!

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 14:34h, 13 June

      Norm Rotruck,

      Hi! Great to hear from you! Thanks for your encouraging comment! Very much appreciated!

      Thanks,
      Janel 🌾

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 20:01h, 17 June

    Great stuff ,Janel , Heard J C on Howard Hales broad cast today ,sure nice the harvest is going smooth,.Glad to here there is some good wheat down south .Work smart not hard, Give Miss Moo a Canadian Hug !!

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 13:08h, 21 June

      Tom, hi! Thanks for your comment! Always great to hear from you! Moo is enjoying harvest too! Thanks again, Janel 🌾

  • Jeff Manthe
    Posted at 12:41h, 01 July

    What area is the harvest at now? I’m corn and soybeans farmer from. Wisconsin thinking about taking a ride west to check out farmers out that way . Also enjoy reading your experiences. Thank you

    • Janel Schemper
      Posted at 11:14h, 02 July

      Jeff, hi. Western Kansas, Eastern Colorado, Southwest Nebraska right now July 2nd. Thanks, Janel 🌾