|Taken at sunrise, June 14, 2016|
That's kind of what it's been like around here this week. Early this week, the moisture reader on the combine showed 16 one day and 15 the next. As a neighbor started cutting, the underlying song of life seemed to be "Anticipation, anticipation is making me wait."
But the wait was finally over yesterday afternoon as Wheat Harvest 2016 began on the County Line. Yes, I capitalize Wheat Harvest intentionally because it's that important to us. It's our primary crop.
Randy made it a whole round before the first breakdown. But it only required a trip to Stafford before he was up and running again.
Tuesday morning, I could tell it was going to be a pretty sunrise, so I went out to take photos. As the sun came up, I noticed a partial rainbow in the west. I drove to a wheat field to get a photo. (It's never as pretty in the photo as it was in person. Rainbows aren't easy to capture in a photo. The colors are often too subtle.)
But I couldn't help but wonder, "Will there be gold at the end of the rainbow?"
2010: June 18
2011: June 10
2012: May 26 (an anomaly and the earliest harvest, by far, we've ever had)
2013: June 21
2014: June 17
2015: June 20
2016: June 15
Randy has been anxious to try out our new-to-us combine. At a farm auction this spring, he purchased a 2010 7120 Case combine, along with a 2011 35-foot flex head header and a trailer to pull the header.
|Combine shadow and trucks through the combine windshield|