View from the Cab: Harvest thoughts


By: Kent Casson


After spending countless hours in the cab this farming season, I thought I would share some harvest thoughts.


- The auger cart operator is the most under-appreciated job on the farm.

- That combine bin will hold more grain than you think.

- Savor the time with family out in the field. It goes way too fast.

- Take a few extra minutes to enjoy that harvest meal.

- Driving a combine is one of my favorite things to do.

- Cab refrigerators were a great invention.

- I work better when people aren’t looking over my shoulder telling me how to fix something.

- Why do a feel like opening my lunch box at 10:30 a.m.?

- A flat farm tire isn’t the end of the world but it sure causes panic.

- Bright sunshine with a clear blue sky always makes the day seem better.

- Are those hand gestures coming from the combine operator or just interpretive dance moves?

- There is nothing like the feeling of getting done with a field.

- Those rows of stalks are bumpy when trying to race down the field to catch the combine.

- Two-way radios are awesome. We should have used them sooner.

- We almost went an entire season without a rain break!

- Downed corn is no fun to harvest.

- Poor yields aren’t so bad when soybean prices climb above $10 and corn nears $4.

- Having most of the crop out of the field by Halloween is a big plus.

- At least we will not be harvesting when Christmas music plays on the radio.

There you have it folks…my annual harvest thoughts. I hope all of the farmers stay safe out there as we wrap-up another interesting year in farm country.

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