All Aboard Harvest | Laura Haffner
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Author: Laura Haffner

Northeast Colorado: “I wondered if we were going to see you again this summer!” This is how the librarian greeted us in addition to her smile this morning, July 24. The local library is one of our favorite places to visit, and story time was...

Northwest Kansas—It's Monday, and we’re experiencing a bit of relief from the heat wave of the past few days. A cold front rolled through July 20. Kansas cutting is complete, and machines are working in northeast Colorado. This is the latest harvest has ever been...

Western Kansas: While the crew played musical combines—also known as moving to the next area—I took the opportunity to head home to tackle July’s paperwork. Recent rain held them up for a short time, but hot temperatures and no precipitation in the forecast will make...

Southeast Colorado: I’m not with the crew 100% of the time, especially in the fall when school starts. So when I am there, I try to cook something that Ryan and the crew wouldn’t make on their own or order from a local café. I...

Southwest Kansas/southeast Colorado: The weather has finally cleared and the wheat is dry. Combines are going like a house on fire. Trucks and the grain cart are too, for that matter, because the dryland yields are outstanding. This section of the High Plains received just...

West central Oklahoma—It is ironic how incredibly different two back-to-back seasons can be. Last year, this area was suffering from very tough drought conditions. This year, creeks are high and soil moisture profiles full. Even though the ground held surprisingly well initially, eventually the continued...