guys were able to drill most of the weekend and into the first
part of the week. Steve was feeling pretty good since he had about
a third of the wheat drilled and a third of the fall crops harvested.
On Wednesday it started to rain and rain and rain. Since they
were rained out they worked on the gas truck's clutch. We have
this old gas truck to haul diesel to the fields for the tractors
and combines. They use it to service the equipment. It is tagged
as an antique. It is quite an experience to drive since the brakes
only work after you pump them three or four times.
Friday night Steve and I went into Salina for a rare dinner and
movie. Saturday morning was Minneapolis Fall Fest where they have
a soup contest and had contests for games children used to play.
You are reading the works of the Ottawa Co. Jacks champion.
guys are back in full force drilling wheat. They were able to
cut some milo and beans before they could get in the fields to
drill. Steve has decided to concentrate on the wheat until it
is in and then finish up the fall crops.
Since my office is in the local bank, we have banker's holidays.
I had Monday off for Columbus Day and I made the mistake of offering
to help. So on my day off I worked ground ahead of the drill.
I really do enjoy helping with the farm work and have missed it
since taking a job in town. It was a great fall day and did I
hate having to go back into the office the next day.
We don't usually take out meals in the fall. Since we have several
single guys working for us and it is pretty late when they go
home, Ashley and I have been taking out suppers to the guys. It
is a lot different than harvest since they all seem to be in a
different field. Monday night it took more than 1½ hours
to try to find the guys between all the fields. We missed one
We are pretty much finished with our wheat drilling. Steve is
having one of the guys do some no-til wheat on some of the soybean
ground. They go into the fields right after the combines and drill
wheat without working the ground. Steve thought he was over 50%
done with fall harvest.
This will be our last diary entry. We hope you have enjoyed spending
time with us and gained some insight into our operation. If you
have any questions you can write us at 721 Kiowa Rd, Minneapolis,
Ks 67467 or if you are in our area let us know. Minneapolis has one claim
to fame, Rock City. There are several unusual rock formations
that are interesting and fun to climb on.
for sharing our summer.
Steve and Sue Clanton
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