GETTIN TESTY WITH IT

It Wheat Harvest Time!!  We  don’t, however just decide one day that “it’s time to cut!’  We ‘test cut’ to check the moisture level.  The elevator cannot dump wet wheat.  20160619_145219

We keep records of which field was planted to what variety and on what date.  Some varieties mature earlier than others.  Of course, we try them first.  A walk out in a field for a close look can tell us a lot about the readiness.

Sometimes it’s just a guess though, so we move to another field.  This involves dropping Hubby off at the combine.  Following him down the road.  Wondering for the 100th time why somebody hasn’t taken time to wash the windshield.

We cut a sample with the combine.  The combines have moisture testers built into their systems, but it’s a touchy process.  We also have a hand tester that we double check with.

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Whatever we cut, has to go onto the truck to be hauled to the elevator.

 

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Unfortunately, the wheat was not quite ready, so we will try it all again tomorrow.

RECAP

How many harvest pictures can one woman take?   Oh you have nooooo idea.   I just have to put a few more on, please bear with me……………

Hi Grandpa!
Hi Grandpa!                             

My oldest daughter helps deliver lunch.  Just like the old days.

Father  and Son
Father and Son

My Father in Law talks with my Husband.

Dad and Son
Dad and Son

My Husband giving my Son a short break from the combine.   image

image    We don’t stop when the sun goes down.

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Big sky. Big country.
Big sky. Big country.

I don’t tire of it.

A TIME TO REAP

Our wheat harvest is winding down.  This always seems bittersweet.  On one hand, the relief of getting the crop in with my family safe and sound is number one.  I do however enjoy the excitement of harvest.  The sounds of the trucks and combine.  The bustle of activity in an otherwise quiet place.    Oh yes, I guess I also enjoy the photo ops.

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I love the beauty of a ripened field of wheat.

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The size and power of combines…………..

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The trucks barreling down the road through the dust …

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In a good harvest, the grain cart is never still.

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The elevator takes grain from the farmers.

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My favorite subject of course, is my family working together on our farm.

I’M A CALL GIRL!

Here is the back.

Here is the front.

“Be on call.”   Sometimes that’s what I do.    When someone needs picked up, needs fuel or help moving machinery, I get called.   I read that you should be able to describe what you do in one sentence.

“I work with my family on our wheat and milo farm, in a supportive role, fueling, transporting, ect. which ensures maximum efficiency.”

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Nope.    Call Girl sounds more interesting.    😄