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Harvest, just around the corner

Friday, June 5

Due to last minute details, my family did not leave home in Manley, Neb. on time. All week we planned on leaving Friday. Well, that didn't quite happen. It seems like we leave the day after we are supposed to every year. No matter how prepared we think we are, there are always those last minute details that take more time than expected.

I have been packed and ready for a couple of days but there is so much more to do than just pack. My parents have way more to do than I, so I just try to help them however I can. So do my little sisters, Taylor and Callie, who have been rock stars the past few days.

It is a little crazy to prepare stuff that we need like loading the equipment and packing the trailer house. In addition, preparing our homestead to leave for the summer can get overwhelming. Mowing the yard and cleaning the house are little tasks that everyone helps complete. Then there are the good byes that need to be said, which are never easy.

Saturday, June 6

We left home late Saturday morning. We stopped in Lincoln, Kan., for a quick break and lunch at McDonald's. The drive was already getting long, and everyone decided they needed a break from the road.

After driving 145 more miles, my family and I stopped in Medicine Lodge, Kan., to rest for the night. We could have gone further, but everyone was exhausted from the long day of driving. We had sandwiches for dinner because we stopped earlier for lunch.

When we are moving our equipment, we cannot park were there are electricity and water hookups. Therefore, we park the vehicles at a truck stop and sleep in the seats of the vehicles. I sleep in the front seat of the pick up, while my sister, Taylor, sleeps in the back seat.

Sunday, June 7

Moving the equipment does not always include a gourmet breakfast. However, we enjoy the famous delicious breakfasts from gas station.

After traveling 500 miles, we arrived in Seiling, Okla. to begin the 2009 wheat harvest season. The trip was uneventful, which is a good thing for us. We did not have any breakdowns, flat tires, etc.

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at jenna@allaboardharvest.com.



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