Bringing in the wheat harvest 5-kids-and-a-rv

Bringing in the Wheat Harvest

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We arrived right as the wheat fields were ripening.  The summer had a wave of hot days — earlier than what’s typical, so the wheat ripened quick in the head. Thankfully, the protein count was usable, so we were able to harvest as planned.

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The kids loved riding in the air conditioned combine.

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Our middle son keeping cool in the summer heat during harvest.
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Jes and L.J driving the wheat truck and helping to bring in the harvest.
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Joshua checking out our wheat field.

If you’ve never seen the process of harvesting wheat, check out this video:

I always tell folks that God must have a funny sense of humor, because I come from a long line of wheat farmers and I’m allergic to gluten. In fact, when our teenage twins experienced their first day of wheat harvest, one of my sons had a bad allergy attack – swollen eyes/stuffed up nose. Yep, he’s def’ my son! lol

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Shoving kleenex was the only way to deal with the allergic reaction I suppose. Poor Jason!
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He found some swim googles and figured he could wear them as a defense against the wheat dust that gets kicked up into the air when the combine is cruising by or unloading a load of wheat into the wheat truck.
Removing the Combine Header to drive the combine across Coulee
Before we can drive the combine on the highway, we have to take the header off (otherwise it would be too wide to go down the road and would impact oncoming traffic.)
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We often eat lunch out in the field. On this day, I took out pizza. Here L.J. kicks it in the combine tire.
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She never gets Cheetos, so this was a special treat!
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Driving out rig out in the field made things a little dirty and dusty!

Despite the allergies, I still love being part of bringing in the harvest and sharing it with our children.

Wheat field roots and wings

(Below: our twins when they were two years old — standing in one of our wheat fields.)

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5kidsandarv-approved5 Kids and a RV recommendations are based on personal experience and do not represent the business, agency, or not-for-profit we feature. We share our experiences in an effort to inspire parents to engage and explore with their children. As always, whenever trying something new, please use your own good judgement in what best suits the needs of your family to keep everyone safe while having fun.

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2 thoughts on “Bringing in the Wheat Harvest”

  1. Farmers perform a great service for the rest of us bringing in the harvest. You know, the one thing we cannot do without is the basics : food, water and shelter. No matter what they say about the digital economy…Loved the video, learnt alot!

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