Wheat harvest is in full swing here in Kansas! It is fun to see the combines and trucks in the fields everywhere. I can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of harvest.
When I was growing up, during the week leading up to harvest we’d make a big trip to one of the warehouse stores to stock up on pop and candy bars to put in the truck. (My brothers and sister and I loved the unprecedented access to all that sugar!). We’d also make sure to have plenty of window cleaner on hand – cleaning the combine windows every morning was the kids’ job.
The only pre-harvest job we all hated was sweeping out the dusty, mice-infested graineries. Most of the memories are good though.
Duct taping American flags to all the machinery, getting to use the hand-held CB, going to town to get parts, eating steak sandwiches my mom brought to the field, making wheat gum and driving the tractor and grain cart are all cherished ones.
I hope we are able to make it back to Colorado for wheat harvest for at least a day or two this year! My two-year-old truck-crazy boy would love to share the excitement.