Pretty much a normal day with nothing much to report. We started and finished the field that we had to leave. It was PLENTY dry today! Test weights averaged 62/63 lbs, the protein was really low…7-8% and the average was 40/45 bushels per acre. The field was ROUGH with a lot of terraces. It took us the whole day to cut 135 acres. I like the variation the terraces bring to your day but if it’s time you’re trying to make, the flat fields are by far the best! We’ve got approximately 2 ½ days left of the acres we came to Shattuck for. Then what?? Will we move on or find something more to do around here?
It was nice having Taylor here this morning to help us get equipment moved around. It’s no longer just me and Jim driving back and forth from one field to the other. Now that we’ve got Taylor around, we’ll be able to move two vehicles at a time. Plus, Taylor loves being involved with helping us move. I think each one of the girls have enjoyed helping with that chore. Number one reason…it makes them feel like they’re part of the whole scheme of things. Even though, what they do with the household chores and the food is important and probably the hardest job of them all! I appreciate anything they can do because that means I don’t have to do it.
Taylor was so excited about being in the field this morning and seeing the wheat for the first time! She wanted a fun picture to remember her excitement:
The next picture is the new structure the elevator is building for sand storage. It makes me wonder just how long this oil industry will be around this area. Surely they wouldn’t go to all the expense of building something new if they didn’t think they’d be around here for a little while. I wonder if this means the newer silos that are holding sand now will be used for wheat/grain again next year?
The storm clouds built up again tonight. The weatherman was correct! Fortunately, we’ve been lucky enough they haven’t affected us much – yet. More could be coming during the night. If it does, I hope it’s not in the form of ice!!