06/29/17 – North Central Kansas

Megan Bertsch – Jr’s Harvesting Inc.

The harvest life is “what you make of it”, they say, right?

Well this year is a year to remember. Hoping for your next job to turn out is a stressor beyond belief. We have been fortunate, so far, but as we hear of things up north it just seems disappointing. We try to stay as positive on every note as we can be. Not sure of which direction a person should go takes a toll on us all. I keep a positive aspect on all situations. On a positive note we are in the field kicking up dust. We are currently in the north central part of Kansas. All is great so far as long as the storms stay away. 🙏


06/29/17 – Elk City, Oklahoma

Kristy Misener – Misener Family Harvesters

Another hot day here in Oklahoma!
It’s only 9:30 a.m. and it’s already 86 degrees. Lunches for the field included fresh bing cherries-so good in the heat. They’ll probably cuss a bit at the pits, but I bet they’ll all be gone before they get home tonight.
Dan had two helpers here this morning…Martha spent the night and Lauren came in time for breakfast. They had to load up and take the generator with them today.  A repair project needed electricity. 
The fuel tank on the tractor decided to be cranky yesterday. Dan said there was something in the bottom of the tank to clean out. Of course, he tried the generator before leaving since it hadn’t been used in a while. Naturally, the carburetor was gummed up and the can of carb cleaner was nearly empty, so I made a quick run for two cans (one to use and one for the shelf).  Dan had it going in no time and off to the field!

06/28/17 Sharon Springs, Kansas

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting Inc.

Today, as I washed all the bedding, cleaned up campers and walked back and forth to the clothesline (a lot), my thoughts would generally go home to our kids and grandkids! It’s been about a month, now, that I have been here on harvest.

I so enjoy getting little glimpses into their lives on my phone. For me, that is complete JOY and puts everything into perspective! I am sharing some photos of all of them today.

We’re in Sharon Springs, Kansas dodging storms (one more for tonight) and waiting…we do have some to cut and for that we’re grateful.  Myron is out and about hanging posters, passing out cards and visiting with farmers. Other cutters are doing the same.


06/26/17 – Scott City, Kansas

Kimberly Neumiller – Neumiller Harvesting

Handy Man, Bentley, ready to fix anything! Logan’s toilet was leaking so he grabbed his tools and went to work!

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole
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  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 medium sized bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Spread the bottom of the pan with half of the Doritos.
  4. Reserve one cup of cheese.
  5. Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  6. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos. Top casserole with the remaining cheese and Doritos.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.