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Brain: One last look

With another harvest season behind us, it’s difficult to not look back and feel we spent our summer in the Land of Oz. Our adventure started in Oklahoma, a state with dirt as red as ruby slippers. We followed the yellow brick harvest road to Kansas where we were swept up in a tornado of activity. It carried us to South Dakota, the drought there as relentless as the Wicked Witch of the West. Then, as if carried home by flying monkeys, the shortest harvest we’ve ever experienced in 39 years is over.

The stories and photos we share are meant to pull back the curtain and reveal not a wizard, but rather the hard work and beauty of harvest. Thank you for being dedicated to following along all summer, and thank you to the High Plains Journal and the generous sponsors of AAWH. They make it possible for you to live vicariously through our work, clicking your heals together three times and being momentarily transported to the Heartland’s amber waves of grain. There’s no place like home, and there’s nothing quite like being a part of the great American wheat harvest.


Jones Harvesting would like to thank you for your comments and encouragement along the way as we traveled the Midwest over the summer. It’s a privilege to share our story, and we hope it entertained and inspired and you to be engaged in sharing you love for the land. Our time together has come to an end this season, but we hope you will join us next year as we celebrate our 40th year of wheat harvest. Until then come take one last combine ride, listen to the wheat rustle in the wind and watch the beautiful sunset slip behind amber waves of grain as you take a final look back at the best photos of the summer. Take care friends, and be kind to one another.


Brian Jones can be reached at
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by Case IH, Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., BASF, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Gleaner, ITC, Westbred, Huskie, Western Equipment, US Custom Harvesters, and High Plains Journal.

  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 17:56h, 09 September

    Thank you for all of your posts Brian love the insight you have on the harvest trail !! Your pictures are mint!! Hope every thing In Iowa is good ,the cows are happy ,the corn is turning , same with beans ,Take care , Work Safe !!

  • Neil Hadley
    Posted at 10:32h, 10 September

    Thanks for letting us ride along for another season. I’ve always been fascinated with the harvest. Sometimes I wonder why we didn’t start the harvest routine in the disaster years of the 80’s

  • marcy mcclelland
    Posted at 11:24h, 10 September

    Thanks for your posts, it is fun to follow the harvest. We were farmers and know very well how things go on the farm. We are very thankful for people like your family that work in the harvest so that everyone can eat.

  • Gerald Torkelson
    Posted at 01:06h, 13 September

    Beautiful pics, I really enjoy them and your journals. Thanks

  • Wayne Wiebe
    Posted at 14:21h, 15 September

    I really enjoy connecting with the Jones harvest crew through this blog. You are people I know and love, even though i am in California. I have to say, Brian, that your pictures are a pleasure to look at. They tell a “story” without using words. That, my friend, is the essence of a great photograph.. I hope that someday soon, I’ll be able to come visit your folks…. and get a ride in your car. Be safe, and may the Lord bless you as you work on the farm.

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