Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Harvest for the neighbor

While the Democrats were being elected into power yesterday, a group of 17 men from the community got together and harvested the remaining corn for my neighbor. Her husband Jerry was killed in a rollover accident in July. A few of us had harvested the soybeans here and there, and corn at another farm, but this was about 150 acres in two fields at her home place, 1/2 mile from me.

We had (7) combines (JD 9750, 9500, 9400, two 7720's, Case 2188, and an Intl. 1460) and (6) tractors and grain carts (3 Parkers and 3 Brents). We had a 13" auger set up to the bins with a semi truck/trailer as a receiving bin. The grain cart drivers would take the corn right from the field to the semi across the road at the farmstead. It probably took us 3 hours to harvest the 150 acres.

Here are some pictures:



You can see in the distance straight in front another combine - we were on the same rows. I chickened out.

Starting up again after lunch. You can see smoke coming out of the 7720 on the far left.

Manuevering around.

Another great shot - the green Parker cart on the left is mine, with Dad driving the tractor.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad, but glad you and the neighbors helped. 'swhat I'd expect, really, almost anywhere in the USA.

You really do write a moving short story. Blogs like yours are what journalism has become.

7:44 PM, November 08, 2006  
Blogger bgunzy said...

Thanks. It was a day I looked forward to; no one said a WORD about the election, no one complained that they were losing valuable time. We all just went about our work that we needed to do, no questions asked.

9:48 PM, November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Dorf said...

That's awesome that you all got together to do that.

2:52 PM, November 09, 2006  
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Anonymous Kevin Schmidt said...

Gunz - It's efforts like this that are lacking in America these days. You and the rest of your neighbors should be commended for the effort.

8:05 PM, November 10, 2006  
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