Finished in Colorado, moving on to Montana
Wednesday, July 21
I'm starting to feel a little antsy here in Limon. It feels like it has taken far too long to get the crop out this year. Between green wheat, wet wheat and the occasional rain shower--harvest has taken more time than it should for us.
We finished one job over the weekend and moved on to our second (and last) job on Saturday. Between last night and this morning, the fields received enough rain to keep us from cutting today. The worst part is that we're only about 15 acres short of being finished.
Once we get those few acres knocked out, we'll be done here in Colorado and thinking about getting up to our next stop in Jordan, Mont., which is also our final stop for the summer. I'm trying to figure out how that's possible--where has the summer gone?
Thursday, July 22
Good news! The final 15 acres that I posted about on Tuesday have been cut. Those acres were the few that were keeping us from being finished with harvest here in Limon.
Yesterday afternoon we were able to get in the field and get them taken care of. We finished just in time, too, because last evening a storm came through that dropped a pretty good amount of rain. There was more rain today as well.
From what I've heard, the crop in Montana is supposed to be good this year. Our job in Jordan, Mont., is usually ready around the beginning of August, so by the time we get things ready to go and make the two trips north, we should be just about right on time.
Saturday, July 24
I don't have a lot of news from the wheat world to share today. The Z crew spent the afternoon cleaning vehicles, trucks and equipment, and getting things ready for the big move to Montana.
This evening, a couple who we cut for here, Steve and Kathy, invited us to their farm for supper. We had a nice barbecue and good time just hanging out.
We're aiming to leave here on Monday. I know Dad has a few more things to do tomorrow to prepare for the move. We girls might possibly have to--want to--make a trip to Denver. But we'll see.
Jenna Zeorian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.