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Gladiator, The Wheat Harvest 2010

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Blog entry by revieck posted 06-22-2010 06:02 AM 1305 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A short video of one of the reasons I can’t spend the time on LJ that I would like to! The wheat was short this year because of a wet and cool spring,yields were nothing to wright home about, test weights were ok.After the wheat was cut,I plant a crop of soybeans in the wheat subble(notill).I can get two crops off those acres. Now, to tie this to woodworking… straw is used in the making of MDF. (Man, that was a longway to go for that piece of information!)

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.



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#1 posted 06-22-2010 06:57 AM

Cool video

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 06:59 AM

You sure look good in those air conditioned cabs :-)) Wished we’d had ‘em in 100F+ So IDaho!!

The rest of us are joining you. Ravi Batra, Economic Professor, terms what has been going on in the economy for teh last 40 yrs as agrification, meaning supply always keeps prices low.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 12:20 PM

Hello,
very nice video, i enjoyed it very much.
You really cut the wheat in June? Here in Germany this would be propably at the end of July.
Over the last few years i drove an harvester too. But not that big as in your video. This year i told the boss to search for another driver, need mor time for the kids, for the summer and for woodworking!
Thank you for the video, for the information about mdf (very interesting) and good luck to your soybeans.
Uli

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 01:30 PM

Grew up in South Central…. Kansas! not L.A.! Spent the better part of my developing years working for farmers and harvesting wheat.

Wheat harvest isn’t like the other grains. You are racing against the weather, the weeds, and the preservation of moisture in the ground!

After I graduated high school, I worked for a “custom cutter.” In addition to the nonstop harvest action, it was also the earliest harvest I can remember. We were cuttin wheat in Kansas on June 3. So we didn’t even make it to Oklahoma where the crew usually started. In fact, the weather was so good and the harvest so fast that were done cutting in eastern Colorado on July 4! We then moved to eastern Montana… and sat! For nearly two weeks, while we waited on the wheat to finish ripening.

BTW… It was a great experience for an 18 year old!

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 07:05 PM

This video shows the true spirit of America. I grew up in the city and sometimes visited relatives in Kentucky who had farms. I always thought farmers were the real American Heroes. Thanks to all farmers in the USA

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 09:51 PM

What a Great Video!!

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 11:43 PM

Terrific Video, gave me a tear in the eye remembering my youth on the farm with my grand-parents harvesting corn and hay in Freeport Illinois. Those were the greatest years years. They had 50 milk cows and farmed 300 acres.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 03:13 AM

Uncle_Salty, You had it pretty easy:-) I milked 80 head of cows 2x, worked in the flled all day between, then went home and milked 25 head for my dad all summer. Wished I had 2 weeks off that summer. matter of fact, I’d liked to had 2 hours off! :-))

deeman, Farmers are American heros. They keep us fed for next to nothing!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 08:48 PM

Thats what I meant…......somtimes the conection from my brain to my fingers is not too good

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 06:02 PM

Very cool video
I like the artistic flair of it….tractor and train entering the frame across a field of wheat.
Really well done!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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