10/21/17 – Humeston, Iowa

Kylee DeBock – DeBock Harvesting

I just finished making supper as I heard the rain pounding down on the roof of the camper. Looks like dinner won’t be at the field tonight.

We finished cutting in Powers Lake, North Dakota last week and moved our crew to a new job in Humeston, Iowa. We have never cut here before so we are enjoying the stunning colors of Iowa. The leaves on the trees are the most vibrant red, yellow and orange; as well as, the grass being as green as I have ever seen. Just picture perfect. Usually, at home when the trees start changing, the grass has already started to die. But here, you can see the stunning colors of the trees, as well as the bright, green grass.

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10/18/17 – Onida, South Dakota

Hendrik is cutting oil sunflowers.

Amanda Buus Thomsen – BT Harvesting

Ever seen these crops?

I have good intentions about sitting down and sharing my thoughts and photos…I really do. I have so many things that I think would be neat to share, but sometimes they just never come about.  I have countless photos on my phone and camera that are just waiting to be shared, but are destined to remain in a sort of picture purgatory…until now.

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10/16/17 – Oriska, North Dakota (video)

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting Inc.

288 hours…17,280 minutes…and the 2017 soybean harvest is complete.

Today will bring the “change over” and then we will start corn.

A few breakdowns, a few rain delays and a few sticky situations…but that’s what “going on harvest” is all about.  A journey through time, that only a few can boast of. One can never claim it unless you complete it!

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