What can I say? All harvesters relate to early up, quick eat, get on the road. Wheat needs cutting! Where’s lunches? Water jug? Hat? Gloves and sunglasses? What’s the lineup on the road? Do you have your radio to channel one or two? Finally at the field. Hook up heads and cut a place for the grain trucks, service truck, and for granny in the pickup. Get a sample, take it to the elevator for “official” word. A cautionary okay, “It’s 13.2 moisture, 54 pounds test weight. Don’t get a whole semi full of wet, green wheat, so watch it carefully”.
“How’s the sample look to you?”, he asks. “I think the kernels are very small. Not big plump kernels like we’d really like”. My eyes are itchy, too. Gotta get back in the groove!
Lauren (10) wants so badly to be the grain cart driver again this year. Martha (9) just wants to ride with Uncle Dan. And Leslie (8) thinks he can handle the combining!! How awesome it is to witness the enthusiasm of my grandchildren. They are simply marvelous. Leslie is wondering when Emma will get here to drive her combine and why is Dan driving number one? Emma always drives that one. Emma…sweet Emma, is on to new horizons working with Alzheimer’s patients in Kansas and isn’t planning on coming to harvest. “Well,” he says, ” that’s just dumb!” Bet she is missing it a bit. Can’t get the harvest out of the girl even if the girl is out of harvest! And Leslie knows what to do while waiting his turn.