The golden fields of corn and soybeans are being harvested this week. Some fields seem to go on for as far as the eye can see.
Field after field, a lone harvester is out in their combine – or whatever the equipment is called.
The harvested corn crops are taken to a grain elevator by trucks that had loaded in the field alongside the harvester.
Here is a closer view of the “corn dock” with a massive pyramid of corn kernels.
On an odd occasion we encounter a grain bin pulled by a tractor on the state roads we had been hurtling along until we come upon this.
Since I’ve not had the opportunity to ride in one of these humongous harvesters I have to take the word of others.
These machines come with full cab heat and air conditioning, CD Radio combo, and a computerized guidance system.
I wonder if the guidance system is as annoying as our Garmins can be.
“In one mile turn sharply left”. Failing to follow directions do they get a string of “Recalculating. Recalculating. Recalculating.” Followed by “When possible, make a U-Turn”.
We have older model Garmins that have not been updated. Many of the roads off the highway have been rerouted and our Garmins think we are driving through open fields where there are no roads. The “Recalculating” gets very tiresome.
When you think of it, utter a prayer of thanks to our lonely hard working farmers as they toil away long hours out in the middle of no where.