Last night our guys wrapped up harvest in Gettysburg and got ready to move home. Today they will be able to cut our wheat in Bowdle. The rest of the crew continues to cut in Roscoe. The area is flooded. In fact, highway 12- a major road- is flooded. Our combines were actually cutting right beside the road that is flooded. Which means we are surrounded by water and have been playing in the mud. The lodged wheat also continues to be a challenge. Here are some combine views of the water setting around our field.
The wheat is lodged in Roscoe and ground wet.
Water sets all around our field in Roscoe. Roscoe has had flooding problems all summer.
On Saturday, we were unable to cut so we headed to Selby to help celebrate Mike Kraft of Kraft Harvesting’s birthday. His wife and party planner, Wendy, invited a large group and had a more food than can ever be imagined. These moments are what make harvest fun.
Kaidence and Mikey Kraft watch the Mike as he prepares to blow out the candles on his cake.
Mike holds up his birthday gift as Kaidence shows the bday guy her new shoes.
The crew of Kraft Harvesting sings Happy Birthday to Mike.
A John Deere employee brought his wife and new baby to the party. Kaidence and our neighbor, Tara Schock, keep him company.