View From the Combine’s Seat

Sure, many crops are harvested in the summer, but for corn and soybean farmers pulling the combine out of the shed conjures thought of apples and pumpkins, chilly nights and football games.  Not so with wheat harvest.

Wheat harvest-- pictures from the combine's seat.

We have been planting a small percentage of our acres to wheat over the past few years to help build terraces.  Summer is the time to take the bulldozer out to the fields to fix any damage done by torrential rains or the effects of time.  That doesn’t work so well if you’ve got crops growing in those fields, so we started growing wheat because the late June/early July harvest window means time to work on our soil conservation efforts.

Wheat harvest-- pictures from the combine's seat.

For those who are new, I love growing wheat.  It’s the first thing to green up after a long winter and it’s beautiful in all it’s growing stages.

This year, however, I thought instead of snapping my usual photos I’d ask Wayne to take some shots from his place in the driver’s seat.

Wheat harvest-- pictures from the combine's seat.

How’s that for a workplace view?

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3 thoughts on “View From the Combine’s Seat

  1. Your view is much better then mine 😦 I miss being in a combine harvesting the fields around our house. It was my favorite thing to do after school when I was a kid. Thanks for bringing back good memories for me and hopefully in the future I can get this view again 🙂

    • I love that you have such great childhood memories of this kind of thing! Your stories are what I hope my kiddos tell one day!

      • 🙂 I miss that part of my life and miss having more animals. Hubby and I are working hard to maybe in the next few years get some ore land and start on our farm dream. That way if we are ever blessed with kids they can have farm memories too 🙂 I am positive your kids will have many good memories and when they think of them they will always SMILE 🙂

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