Hoffman Harvesting: A time to catch up
By Jada Bulgin
Saturday, June 21
Rain struck the evening before Father’s Day, leaving harvest dads in Kiowa, Kansas, with their special day off. We enjoyed a day of leisure letting Daddy decide what we should do for the day. The day included relaxation and a cook-out with our friends from Williams Ag.
The rains, which seemed to be hitting us every other day, subsided after Father’s Day and lent us time to catch up in the fields. On Thursday, we finally got caught up. We wrapped up our Kiowa harvest and headed to Pratt with the equipment.
It seems several harvesters, including us, are having trouble being everywhere they need to be. Word in the harvest circle is some harvesters are still in Oklahoma while others have headed to northern Kansas. This has made it tough for us to make everyone happy. I am glad to say we are caught up for now!
Monday, June 23
Yesterday Hoffman Harvesting was able to get a full day of harvest done in the Pratt area. Around supper time we celebrated another birthday in the field, but by the time the cake was cut, drops started to fall. At first it was only a sprinkle, but radar proved it would be more than that. We received a half inch and along with the humidity it was enough to stop us for another day.
Jada Bulgin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.