One evening last week Harland and I hopped into the truck and drove to one of the fields that was planted in winter wheat last fall. From the road, the wheat appeared to be golden and ready for harvest.



But as we got close to it, we saw that there was still some green left in the heads,




so we figured it would be about a week before it would be ready for cutting. As the sun set and in between slapping off pesky flies, we took pics of the ripening crop.



Wheat is fun to photograph, one of those things that it’s hard to take a bad picture of.








This week Harland took a break from baling hay. The wheat was finally ready for harvest, so he hopped out of the tractor and into the combine to bring in our first crop of the year.

I’ve taken lots of pics and video of the harvest and will be sharing those soon!



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.

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10 Responses

  1. Elizabeth says:

    These were wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing – Happy Independence Day!

  2. Martha L says:

    Beautiful — I love photos of golden grain. So peaceful.

  3. Doe in Mi says:

    Your wheat is beautiful this year. Thanks for posting your pics. They take me back to my teenage years when I worked the fields w/my Dad. Loved it so much. Better than being stuck in the house vacuuming!!!!

  4. MaggieMae says:

    Seeing your photos made me think back to when I lived in Southeast Washington state where wheat is grown. Looking over the rolling hills of wheat was awesome. You and Harland’s photography is breathtaking. Sometimes I get all teary-eyed looking at your pics.

  5. Teresa says:

    This is so beautiful! I wish we had some wheat growing around here.

    • Suzanne says:

      there’s not much around here anymore either. Corn and beans bring more per bushel than wheat. The big wheat growing country is western KS.

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