Monday, June 20, 2005

Record Rain, Record Harvest

For those who've inquired about the goings on down at my family farm, they did get the wheat in. The combines, RVs, flatbed trailers, trucks and assorted vehicles packed up and moved on up the road Sunday. It took a good sized crew two days from sunup to midnight to cut about 800 acres of gorgeous, lush bumper winter wheat just north of Gruver in Hansford County, Texas. 40 bushels an acre. Yes, you heard right. Dryland wheat brought in 40 an acre. Most irrigated wheat doesn't do so well. Some years nature smiles -- and you get lucky.

1 Comments:

At Mon Jun 20, 05:27:00 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

Well, I'll be a ding-dong daddy from Dumas! That oughta gotcha on the front page of the paper! I have only heard tell of such.

 

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