This week on harvest has been another busy one. Gary’s group by Paxton, Nebraska, is completing dryland wheat averaging about 70 to 80 bushels per acre and irrigated wheat doing about 110 bushels per acre. It’s slow moving, but it’s a good crop in that area.

Paul’s group started out in Tribune, Kansas. The 5 inches of rain we received in the field towards the end didn’t help, and made for a muddy mess trying to get equipment out of the field. Carts were fully loaded and made some tracks getting out. There just wasn’t any fair warning to

As the combines make their way through the field we chase a lot of wildlife out from the wheat. I can't help but feel a little bad, forcing them from the shelter and shade of their temporary home. The wheat rustles in strange zig zag paths, giving up the location of whatever is hiding beneath the golden canopy. When you reach the end of your pass the mystery of what you've been stalking is finally solved. Usually it's a jack rabbit, suddenly panicked and darting around like it doesn't know where to go or what to

Southeast Colorado: Hi everyone. This harvest has perhaps moved into the position of “craziest one ever” due to weather. I’ve been a little bit of here, there and everywhere lately. That includes in a combine. As a result, I’ve gotten terribly behind so the next few posts will hopefully get you up to speed on some of the happenings of the team.

We headed out to southeast Colorado with the idea that I would probably be in a machine. However, the weather initially didn’t cooperate, so that gave us a few extra days of flexibility to play with our farm

Since rain seems to be all that’s happening around here lately, I thought this blog I would share a recipe.

This recipe is one that is favored by most. Enchiladas can be done many ways, and this way is one that’s a winner. Rhonada taught me to make this dish my first year on harvest, and I’ve been making it every harvest since.

Instead of giving you an ingredient list, I’m just going to tell you how we do it. It’s easy to make these just by portioning for how many people you are cooking for.

Today, I’m cooking for

Near Dodge City, Kansas–Have you ever been in a shootout? You know, like in a gun fight on one of those old Western TV movies? The crew has arrived here just south of Dodge City, Kansas. Of course this area is known for its Wild West history, made famous by outlaws that challenged John Wayne to a duel on Hollywood’s silver screen. It seems we’ve been facing off against some Wild West weather almost every day since we arrived in Kansas. The move from Oklahoma to Minneola, Kansas, is hot and windy, the type of weather southwest Kansas is famous

Western Kansas–We’ve been rained out three times while we’ve been harvesting wheat in western Kansas. Some of the wheat has been laying flat on the ground. The conditions haven’t been the greatest while we've been here trying to get the wheat harvested. While combining, the dirt and dust just flies. The combines are filthy from all the dirt, dust and rainstorms.

The wheat has been averaging around 60 and 70 bushels per acre. The test weights have been less than 60 pounds per bushel and with every rain the test weights keep getting worse. The protein has been staying