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.
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
Despite the allergies, I still love being part of bringing in the harvest and sharing it with our children.
(Below: our twins when they were two years old — standing in one of our wheat fields.)
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