Harvest time in Nebraska.

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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.

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Field after field, a lone harvester is out in their combine – or whatever the equipment is called.

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The harvested corn crops are taken to a grain elevator by trucks that had loaded in the field alongside the harvester.

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Here is a closer view of the “corn dock” with a massive pyramid of corn kernels.

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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.

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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.

Leslie

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “Harvest time in Nebraska.

  • gardenpinks

    Our harvesting of wheat and other cereals is long over although vegetables are still being harvested. Many fields are either already ploughed and seeded or in the process of being ploughed.

    As for SatNavs they can be a royal PITB at times!! Jill and I needed directions and because Jill knew the first part of the journey and knew a better route she took that one so the Sat Nav sulked for the rest of the journey and wouldn’t ‘recalculate’!!!

    On two separate occasions we have had to assist in ‘talking in’ people who were coming to view the cottage. Their Sat Navs had deposited them at their location and one was 20 miles away 🙂 Not always reliable.

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      Technology, although fun to use, can be a menace. 20 miles off?! Good grief, did the people think you were sending them off in a scavenger hunt as you assisted them in finding your home?

      Seems you have a few righteous gripes with SatNav technology :/

      Love you my friend – Leslie

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