Friday, June 8, 2012

Wheat Harvest

Kansas is the wheat state, and harvest has kicked into high gear over the past few weeks. It has been great to see pictures posted on Facebook from fellow farmers as they bring in the crop. 
Here are a few of my favorites from this week. 

This one was taken by my friend, Brandon Harder, near Haven, KS.
This has everything Kansas in it, farming, wheat, and a thunderstorm.
This picture was taken by a Tom Funk, near
Hoisington, KS. Tom and several guys from our
community travel all over the state harvesting wheat. 

This photo was taken by a good friend, Kenton LaRosh near Osborne, KS. 
Now this photo has everything Kansas! Wheat, cowboys, and
tornadoes. This photo floated around on Facebook and even made
national news! The couple is Caleb and Candra Pence and this photo
was taken in Harper County, KS.  The shot was captured by their
wedding photographer, Cate Eighmey.
Wheat harvest started on Wednesday for us and wrapped up on Thursday. We only had 100 acres to cut, so it didn't take long to buzz the combine through the fields.  The monitor in the combine showed an average test weight of 60 bushels per acre.  Here are the photos I was able to snap as Adam made his way though the field.  

This is my attempt at trying to be a professional photographer
or artistic.
Beautiful Kansas landscape.

We need a rain so bad!  I almost fell in one of this cracks as
I was taking pictures!

Amber waves of grain.

Another attempt at trying to be artistic. 

One of my favorite shots from the night. 
Filling the grain cart. 

My father-in-law baling the straw into square bales after the wheat
was cut. The straw will be used in the winter for bedding when
the baby calves are born. 

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