hauling cow-calf pairs to pasture ...
And this photo taken May 22.
The first loads of Stafford wheat came into the Kanza Co-op on Tuesday, May 22. Harvest is certainly not in full swing in Stafford
County, but one farmer north of Stafford found one dry 60-acre field.
The cutting bug bit his neighbors, too, but samples brought into the co-op were
too wet, according to Donnie Pound, the Stafford branch manager. This will be
Pound’s 43rd harvest with the company. Before this year, June 6th
was the earliest start date he’d experienced. Pound has talked to multiple
farmers in the area, none of whom can remember ever cutting wheat in May.
Personally, Randy says it will be Friday at the earliest before we sample any fields.
But if a little wheat dust from
combines running in the area starts swirling in the air, he – and a bunch of
his friends – may come down with combine fever.
Stay tuned. Combine fever is highly contagious.