We started moving to Murdo, SD on Sunday. Murdo is about 50 miles southwest of Pierre and 130 east of Rapid City.
The kids and I went to North Platte, NE on Wednesday and visited the Golden Spike Union Pacific world’s largest rail yard.
Brett is finally saying combine this week but now everything he sees is a combine.
We unloaded at the Decatur County Fairgrounds and setup the campers in the fairgrounds camping area. A lot of the harvesters stay here. Our camping neighbors are from North Dakota as well – they have an 11-year-old boy who Max has been hanging out with. Max has been riding his bike and even rode without his training wheels for a little while. The first day we were playing outside Max was telling me a little train was coming on the tracks behind our camper. I thought he was just kidding but sure enough there was a little train we watched go around the tracks a few times then the engineer offered to give us a ride he took us around the tracks a couple of times. It definitely made Max’s day – he is a big train fan. Max was so excited – the engineer blew the whistle a few times for him.
We have all the equipment together now and have moved to Oberlin, KS. The harvest is just getting started here.
We moved to Great Bend, KS on wednesday for a couple nights and then up to Phillipsburg, KS. We were able to check out the zoo in Great Bend while the guys moved equipment.
Mick and the dogs are making a quick trip home to retrieve our tractor. Harvest should startup in a few days here.
We found a hotel with an rv park, pool and WiFi. We have spent the last few days hanging out by the pool as the equipment gets moved around. It was 97 here yesterday but only 87 and very windy today. Max will be attending the local vacation bible camp this week for a couple hours a day he had lots of fun the first night.
We are still in Pond Creek, OK we only have a few days left here but it has rained almost every day. We were able to combine on Saturday late in the day but then another storm came thru during the night and it rained a little Sunday afternoon. The thunder is so loud here! We have had 3 severe thunderstorm warnings with high winds up to 70 mph predicted since we arrived. We have been lucky so far, but it is very nerve-wracking when you see the storm chaser vans in the area and knowing we are staying in a camper doesn’t help. We sat in our pickup out at the farm one night as a storm came thru. We have a tornado watch until 2 am Monday and it is supposed to be 97 tomorrow. We did have a little break from the heat this week.
This is our favorite Mac salad recipe. Don’t be afraid of the long ingredient list it’s a pretty good recipe.
4 oz. Ham, chopped
4 oz. Kojack cheese, chopped
1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped
1 cup Miracle Whip or Mayo
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
4 Tbsp pickle juice
1 Tbsp sugar or sugar equivalent
2 tsp dill weed
salt & pepper to taste
6 oz. elbow macaroni
1 cup frozen or fresh peas
Boil macaroni and add peas the last minute of boiling. Rinse under cool water. Prep ham, cheese, pickles. Add miracle whip, mustard, pickle juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Add peas and macaroni. If you have leftovers you can add pickle juice to make it creamy again as the sauce seems to absorb overnight.