The Days are Full of Harvest—Wednesday, November 1, 2017

With great joy and thankfulness we are moving along in the harvest!!

We have two fields done and working on the last one!


 Where it all bogs down is at the Elevator.   Terry’s second load arrived at the Elevator at 1:30 in the afternoon

He was number sixteen!  It’s a time of visiting among the drivers, but still…a very long wait.

They dump two trucks at a time.  The semi’s take about 45 minutes each to dump, a truck our size take 20 minutes.  In between the dumping stops if there is a customer (dairy, feed lot, chicken farm…etc.) who comes in and wants a load of corn.

I went down at five to take him supper and he still had an hour and half wait to go.  I stayed there to keep him company. There was one other truck behind him.

The elevator opens at 6:00 in the morning and they stop taking loads after 3:00 in the afternoon.  Long hours for the workers at the elevator.  Long hours, but (more likely) much appreciated over-time.

Six thirty and we were dumped and heading home!

10:00 this morning he was back in the combine opening up the third field!  Hopefully by Monday of next week we will be done!

When we got in, got everything put away for the night it was dark.  I looked up into the moonlit sky and saw the most perfect Halloween moon!  I just had to share it with you!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


20 thoughts on “The Days are Full of Harvest—Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  1. Oh my,if we had to wait that long at the elevator we would never get done. I don’t think it takes much more than twenty minutes for a semi to dump at our warehouse. Our truck is the same size as yours and we haul wheat.

    Love the Halloween moon.

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  2. You have some of the most stunning skies I have ever seen. The moon was no slouch either. I know about the lines at the elevators but had forgotten how long it could take. I’ll bet he was happy to see you bring dinner and company. Makes the time go a little faster. Wonder is you could start a muffin stand there? 😉

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