Corn Harvest Video

Finally, the editing is done. Featured in this video is Harland at the wheel of the combine, unloading the grain truck into the grain bin, and finishing up the harvest. 

And it’s time to reveal to the world, (or at least the 5 people who read this blog regularly), my first attempt at operating the combine. That’s right, I get to drive our huge behemoth piece of farm equipment.

And I kinda liked it. I might do it again sometime. I am woman, hear me roar.


That’s all folks!


[ad name=”Google Adsense”]


Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

You may also like...

18 Responses

  1. Jeannelle says:

    Excellent video! Bravo to you for being brave enough to drive the combine. I’ve driven tractors, but never a combine.

  2. Alica says:

    What fun! Good for you…glad you had the chance to drive!

  3. Glenda says:

    Harland just made it look easy! Remind me to tell you what I spied in your hair on the video. Tee hee!
    Harland has to be a gymnast to farm! All that crawling and climbing and watching and listening for strange noises from equipment! It’s not easy to make a living this way!

  4. Glyndalyn says:

    Very cool! Driving the combine sounds very cool. Yes, Harland made it look easy but dangerous work. Thanks for you hard work.

  5. Katrina says:

    Always interesting seeing how things are done. I was also thinking Harlan had to be a gymnast..haha.

  6. Christine says:

    You have such a sweet blog! I don’t read it daily but everytime I do, I am struck by how genuine you are. Good for you on the combine!

  7. Edith says:

    Love your site…..come here every day. I’ve learned a lot about Kansas from you. Been a Floridian for 32 years until 2 years ago this month after marrying a wonderful Kansan.

    Your farming is wonderful to watch. So glad you got to drive the Combine. What makes me sad is the fact that all the crops are GMO now…not good…not good at all.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Edith,
      Thank you so much! I too was born in Florida but only lived there until I was 7, then moved to Missouri. I only moved to Kansas about 4 years ago because I too married a wonderful Kansan. It’s how Kansas makes it’s population grow, they bring in out of state brides. 🙂

  8. Doe of Mi. says:

    You go girl. Fun, huh? I use to love being in the field w/Dad.

    • Suzanne says:

      It was surprisingly fun, Yes. I love being in the field with Harland too. It’s a special time of year, the realization of months of work.

  9. Tina says:

    I know I am a day late here, sorry. That was wonderful!! You go girl! I laughed and laughed watching you. You sounded just like me. It was so funny you were saying everything any woman would say “It’s too dusty I can’t see” and I never, never even thought about how they got grain up in the silos. I am sure Harland is enjoying his time off sitting with Kitty too. That was so good…thank you!!!

    • Suzanne says:

      You’re quite welcome Tina. Seeing myself which was really weird by the way, made me think the same thing too about how a woman views things typically done by men. Tee hee.
      Harland “sitting around the house with Kitty” hasn’t come to pass yet. This weekend we are doing our fall cattle round up and the prep for that has been keeping him busy. No rest for the wicked. 🙂

  10. Edith says:

    What part of Florida were you born? I am not a natural Floridian but a Native nevertheless. I was in South Florida for 30 years, and in the Tampa Bay area for 3 years. They say after 20 years you’re a native.I was born up in RI but left when I was 16. I don’t relate to much to New England although I do love the area.

    I love Kansas and don’t miss Florida at all. I would much rather look out over open Prairie than Ocean any day…:o) I am living all of my deepest dreams here, learning the old ways, and loving life.

    • Suzanne says:

      Was born and lived in Clearwater, which is in the Tampa/St. Pete area.. Lived there til I was 7 when we moved to Missouri.

  11. Edith says:

    I am very familiar with Clearwater Suzanne. I lived in Dunedin which I really liked, much better than S. Florida. You could sense the seasons there. It’s very congested and I bet you would not recognize the place.

    I husband was born in Southeast Missouri and grew up there. He’s been in Kansas 20 years now.

    • Suzanne says:

      I’ve heard that it is very much different than when I left there which was in 1976. Part of me wants to see it, but I think I’d rather remember it the way it was then. We had a cattle pasture bordering our back fence. Doubt there are any cattle anywhere near there now.

  12. Edith says:

    No, no Cattle whatsoever….:o( Only City streets lined with houses, highrises, and businesses. Put your street address in Goggle maps, then click street view. I think it would be interesting to see. I’ve done that in RI and it is quite different there too.. I like to look around the places I’ve been. South Florida is nothing at all the way it was in 1976.

    Funny though….you left the year I arrived in Florida..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.