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.


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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