It rained this morning.
Going with the safe bet worked for us this time! Unfortunately, what the rain did, though, was set us back on getting the equipment cleaned and loaded. We got everything done before it got too dark except loading the combine. This will have to be done in the morning and shouldn’t take too long.
Because of the rain, we ran into Wichita Falls to take care of a couple of errands – one being new mudflaps for Frank. They weren’t exactly the ones I wanted but you do what you have to do! And…I have moved up in the world!! I am now a proud owner and user of a SMART phone! No more flip phone for me while in DC – I’ll be smart just like the rest. I can’t wait until Taylor and Callie get here so they can show me everything this thing can do.
As a brief recap of the wheat in the Burkburnett area (that we cut): The average was 45 bushels per acre. Test weight was 60-64. Protein 11%-13% I would be willing to bet the producers in this area were pleasantly surprised! The harvest is definitely coming to a close. The KOA is thinning out and the number of harvester’s semis are dwindling. There’s still wheat to cut and the harvesters who are able to stick around may find plenty more to do right here. I’m hearing wheat will be tested as far north as Salina, KS by the end of this week. If that happens and it’s dry, wheat will be cut from TX to central KS all at the same time (remember, it’s only May 21). Rain has slowed some of the cutters down in the southern OK territory. Reports of 2″-4″ in Sentinel, OK and surrounding areas.
Zeorian Harvesting will be heading for Shattuck/Arnett, OK tomorrow with load #1. We’ll get unloaded and turn right around and come back to get load #2 headed down the highway Wednesday a.m. As we’re moving to job #2, Taylor and Callie will be experiencing their last day of being an 8th grader and a Junior. When they start back in the fall, I’ll have a Freshman and a Senior to deal with.
No pictures today – just simply didn’t think about it.