Custom Harvesting Ness City, Kansas

We left home on Saturday evening and only made it 150 miles, but we were in the road! On Sunday we drove 700 miles in our personal vehicles. We stopped in Plankington, South Dakota for lunch in the camper. We were welcomed by a friendly local dog. I’m sure he would’ve loved to join us! It was a long day but, everything went well!

We arrived in Ness City, Kansas on Sunday night, got settled in our campground and started cutting wheat right away on Monday.


The yields have been around 50 bpa. Most of the week the temps hovered around 100°F.


Our girls were happy to get into an air conditioned vehicle.


We were able to cut all week with no issues or rain!


We finished up by Ness City, KS on Saturday just before the rain hit!

Catch The Moment 35 August 27-September 2, 2014

I’m trying to get caught up on posts, but things are still in full swing around here so it hasn’t been easy! Here are my photos from week 35.


Brett thinks our little cow is for riding.


The sunset from the combine while we moved equipment to Sarles, ND.


We had a little northern light action.


The crew as they were heading out to pick sweet corn for dinner.


We had a fish fry at a friends place.  Everybody enjoyed the down time!


Crazy tall clouds were building all day long.  This is over our neighbors’ wheat field.


Max was having a blast slowly riding his four-wheeler up the hill and letting it roll back down.  He’s not a dare devil unlike his little brother.

July 30-August 5, 2014 Week #31 Custom Harvesting SD

South Dakota Custom Harvesting

What a week!  Our dog Peaches has made a full recovery from her rattlesnake bite!  We lucked out on most of the rain this week!  We’re custom harvesting northwest of our campground in Murdo, SD this week.  We got shut down one afternoon and were able to resume harvesting by the next afternoon.  It was perfect timing – one of our crew members had a visit from his parents.  We were able to go back to camp for supper.  We grilled burgers & potatoes and had corn on the cob I picked up from the farmer’s market in Pierre.  We also celebrated a crew member’s birthday with cake.  It was nice to have a sit down meal back at the camper.  It had been quite awhile since we were able to do that!   Here are this weeks pics…

South Dakota Custom Harvesting

Brett was walking Chevy as we waited to feed the guys supper.

South Dakota Custom Harvesting

This field had no flat spots!

South Dakota Custom Harvesting John Deere Combine Tractor

Unloading on top of the hill.

South Dakota Custom Harvesting John Deere Tractor

We were on a few hundred acres for a few days.  It was so hilly!  The trucks were unable to get very close.  We could have used 2 grain carts.  The combines were sitting by the time the grain cart made it back from the trucks.

South Dakota I-90

We were surrounded by rain and thought maybe we lucked out.  Then it rained – very hard!  We weren’t sure we’d make it out of the field.  The field ‘road’ was very slimy!

John Deere Combine 9750 changing knives

One of our combines was vibrating more than it should.  Our rain break turned into a repair day.  Mick replaced all the knives on this chopper at the back of the combine.  We were able to combine by supper time.

Custom Harvesting South Dakota

More rain around us.  This one turned into almost 4” by the next day.  We headed for home!

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