Lindsey Orgain – Orgain Harvesting

Lindsey Orgain is somewhat new to the harvest trail.

She and her husband, Jason, have Orgain Harvesting in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

It is the 11th season in the business, but it was in 2014, two years after she married Jason, that Lindsey decided to quit her job and come aboard full-time for the annual harvest journey.

The Orgains cut wheat from Oklahoma to Montana then start a fall run in north-central Oklahoma. In addition to the harvesting business, they also farm about 2,500 acres and have about 500 head of stockers and cow/calf pairs—depending on the time of the year—with Jason’s parents.

Jason and Lindsey have a 4-year-old son, Mason, and a 1-year-old daughter, Ivy, who was born at the beginning of the harvest season in May 2017.

“I’m excited to share our harvest journey with All Aboard Wheat Harvest for another year,” she said.

Sidney, Nebraska—We have wrapped up our wheat harvest season here in Sidney. It was nice to be back in an area we haven't been to in a couple of years. We saw good yields averaging about 45 bushels per acre and test weights averaging 60 pounds.

Sidney, Nebraska.

Unloading onto the grain cart in Sidney, Nebraska.

On some level, the harvest trail is a great escape from reality. Obviously, social media, TV and radio keep us informed to some extent, but working out “in the middle of nowhere” on a daily basis can sure offer a huge opportunity to leave the worries of

Sidney, Nebraska—This field meal takes no time at all and will satisfy even the pickiest eaters (hopefully)!

Cheeseburger Pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees  and spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
salt, pepper and seasoned salt
1 C. shredded cheese
½ C. Bisquick
1 C. milk
2 large eggs

1. Cook beef & onion until browned and cooked through. Drain. Season to taste. Spread in pie plate and sprinkle cheese on top.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour into pie plate.
3. Bake for about 25 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

Happy harvest trails to you!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest

WaKeeney, Kansas—We just wrapped up a 10-day stint around WaKeeney, Kansas. This area has received substantial moisture recently which makes for less than favorable cutting conditions. Muddy ground, laid-over wheat and pesky weeds means a slow run for the combines. Despite the conditions, we saw strong yields of 40 to 50 bushels per acre with test weights ranging from 60 to 62 pounds.

Getting started in St. Peter, Kansas.

As a harvest wife and mom, stops like these can certainly dampen my spirits a bit. When cutting conditions aren’t ideal, that is my cue to keep our kids out of the field

Cheyenne, Oklahoma—It can be hard to avoid the comparison game as the wheat harvest run progresses. We witness and read about other crews moving on north into Kansas as we look at another week or so of cutting in western Oklahoma. It always seems to work out in the end, but there is certainly a feeling of being left behind!

Strong City, Oklahoma—The combine works away in the background.

We have been working nonstop as we have been blessed with ideal wheat-cutting weather: dry, hot and windy! We find ourselves so torn on the dry part though—this land is so desperate for

Cheyenne, Oklahoma—Hello, June!  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies by.  I feel like I blinked my eyes and the wheat that was as green as could be is now just about ready to cut!

We are a family that LOVES Red River, New Mexico! (Courtesy photo.)

I am Lindsey Orgain with Orgain Harvesting and I am honored to join you for another wheat harvest season.  My husband, Jason, and I live in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, with our two children Mason and Ivy.  As our family has grown and our farming practices have changed, so has our custom harvesting operation. 

Cheyenne, Oklahoma—I hopped on the InstantPot train a couple of years ago after my mom recommended giving it a try. I relied heavily on her knowledge and know-how as the idea of pressure cooking made me real nervous. All I could envision was food exploding all over my kitchen! I soon discovered what an impossible scenario that was—electric pressure cooking is pretty darn fool-proof.

The InstantPot is ready to go!

I know I haven’t used this kitchen gadget in nearly all of its capacities, but it has become an important part of my cooking routine and now I couldn’t imagine hitting the

McDonald, Kansas—My son, Mason, was 6 months old when we hit the harvest trail for the first time. We did our best to power through that first summer on the road, but I’d be lying if I said it was easy … it wasn’t. Not at all. Some of my “fondest” memories are of both of us crying in the camper in the middle of the night. Goodness, that was tough! Thankfully, we both survived and watching that little baby grow into such a sweet, caring boy has been one of my greatest joys.

WaKeeney, Kansas—Harvest at home is a mixed bag for sure. It’s certainly nice to have all the luxuries of home: a full sized kitchen, a shower with adequate water pressure, a dishwasher, a vegetable garden, etc. There are also a few downsides: a social calendar, a farm and cattle to tend to, an entire house for your kids to destroy while you’re trying your best to keep it all together. It feels like you're being pulled in a million directions.  It’s as if once you pack up the camper and leave, it becomes a little easier to take a deep

Cheyenne, Oklahoma—I will be the first to say that I knew very little about custom harvesting and farming when I met my husband for the first time. Almost nine years later, I still feel like I’m learning something new every day … and that will probably never change! One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is the importance of a hot meal. This may seem obvious to most, but let me explain …

We're headed to field with supper. I think I've got a pretty cute sidekick...

When Jason and I were dating and I was working a full-time job, I did

Cheyenne, OK–I’ve lived in Tornado Alley my whole life. As a matter of fact, my high school alma mater’s mascot is a Red Tornado. I’ve donned tornado apparel and cheered for tornadoes. But through all of that, I’ve never actually experienced a real-life tornado … and I’m not mad about it!

Oklahoma has been on a rough ride the last couple of weeks. Storms, floods and tornadoes have struck our state day after day. I can’t recall such an extended streak of weather like this. I think it’s safe to say we’re all exhausted and ready for a break! Seeing property