05/31/17 – Aurora, Missouri

Rana Zeller – Zeller Harvesting Co.

And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”
Luke 12:42-48.
 
As I began this morning to meditate on what to write for my overdue HarvestHER update, God placed this passage of scripture on my heart.  It says so much about our lives, as a whole.  I think of the many responsibilities I have been blessed with and how I cannot compromise to see them accomplished.  God has blessed me with the task of reaching those who do not know Him.  Also, being a peer for those who do, yet need some direction.  To always be an example of Christ to those around you, without compromise.  To take seriously the responsibility of what marriage is and what being a help mate to my wonderful husband is.  Ever working to ensure my children grow up to complete the call on their lives and making it possible for them.  Always making the best business decisions for our wonderful business we have been blessed with, through hard work.  Ensuring the Zeller Harvesting Co. name is never tarnished by doing our best, always.  To ever be a blessing to those we have been blessed to employ.  Taking care of our immediate family and extended family members.  Ensuring I am doing my best with other tasks and responsibilities I have volunteered my time and promised to do.  I am so thankful for all of these responsibilities, and could not imagine life without them.

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05/10/17 – Alva, Oklahoma

Matthew and daughter, Elena, pose for a quick picture before climbing back into the chopper.

A little change of pace…

Amanda Buus Thomsen – BT Harvesting

Yesterday, I had the rare opportunity to visit with another HarvestHER!

Matthew & Rana Zeller of Zeller Harvesting Co. were chopping fairly close to where we live, so I spent the afternoon visiting with Rana about everything from meals for the field to book work.

I also got to take a peek at how their operation works…

Matthew chopping swathed wheat.

Silage trucks keep the chopper moving.

The packer tractor waits for the truck to finish dumping.

The packer tractor got to work pushing the freshly chopped wheat up the pile and getting it packed down.

I know just how different silage chopping is from grain harvesting. Wow! It sure is different from what this wheatie is used to!

A big thank you to Matthew, Rana, Elena and Hadassah Zeller for letting me spend the afternoon with you!

Now, it’s time to get back to our reality of getting our equipment ready to hit the road.

Rana Zeller

I am the wife of a custom silage harvester (Zeller Harvesting) and mother of two, writing of my ever changing place to call home....