Light at the End of the Tunnel

We can almost see it. It’s just around the next turn.  We’re so close, you can almost smell it!

Wheat harvest 2015

Wheat harvest 2015

There’s been one big breakdown.  So far. But thanks to our mechanic, the combine driver (#3 son) and several heads standing around the problem either physically or figuratively, scratching their heads and nodding approval.  They got ‘er done!

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Ripe wheat ready to be harvested!

They say two more days and we’re done!  That’s good because the forecast is predicting possible rains in a few days.  So we need to be done!!

And then we can all breathe easy.  The wheat is harvested, resting in an elevator and waiting to be transported to our dinner plates!

Combine and tractor

The combine bin is full so the tractor driver pulling the portable bin pulls up alongside the combine so the wheat can be unloaded.

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#3 son is driving the combine and #1 grandson is driving the tractor.

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Once the tractor’s bin is full, it is taken to an awaiting truck where it is unloaded. Once the truck is full, the driver takes the wheat to a local elevator for storage.

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5 Responses to Light at the End of the Tunnel

  1. Kitty says:

    Wow! Makes my bread taste even better. Thanks, Y’all.

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  2. Our wheat in our field should be ready in 5-10 days here in SW ID. Our neighbor is buying it for his feedlot cattle.
    It’s been 100+ degrees for several days. Feels like forever. I am so busy watering the garden, flowers and trees that I barely have time to lift my head. I made bread yesterday and today I am making strawberry jam.

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    • The Queen says:

      Wow! Is 100+ the norm for your part of the world this time of year? We get them but usually in July and August. But I know what you mean about the watering. Just came in from doing the same! And yes, I would be happy to take that bread off your hands…also the jam. I’m running low!!! 🙂

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      • 100 degrees is common for us for a week or two late July to early August. It is waaay too early for this heat. No rain. There is a possibility for dry lightning this week. It has been a bumper crop year for cheat grass and it is everywhere. Partner that with the sage brush and dry timber and it is a recipe for wildfires. There have been four within just a few miles of us so far within the past week, each burning several hundred acres of BLM land. We are within 1/2 a mile of dry foothills so it is crucial to maintain a firebreak and keep things green around us. I will be glad when the wheat field is harvested. One less dry thing close by.

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