With the heat of summer comes the wheat harvest. With the sun at its hottest the farmers are out in their fields harvesting their work from the past 12 months.
100degrees and they are out in the fields.
Most of the harvest is a family affair, even if their is a custom harvester. This is mom and son working together. Mom brings the combine to the end of the field, makes a U-turn and heads back out. Son is in the tractor with the grain trailer. He will pull up along side mom and the combine is unloaded into the grain trailer. The columbine never stops, it is constant motion. The patch of tumbleweeds at the end of the field cost them some money. It took over the end of the wheat and killed it out.
When I stopped to take the pictutres junior got out of his tractor to come over and talk to me. He is about 14-15 years old. The equipment he is operating is about $150.000. Know many city kids that would be trusted with that much?
With all of the rain there will be a corn crop this year. There is no irrigation here and we don’t get the rain like the midwest does. Corn here is mostly used for cattle feed.