On the road for 1 year!
Trip Start Nov 22, 2010
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On Monday we were ready to start harvesting: John has an almost new Case 8120 header, a big tractor (same type as I drove in Dalby) with Chaser bin, and a few trucks to get the product from the paddock to the farm and the big grain storage in town
The whole harvesting process is actually great teamwork and fun and in this first day we managed to harvest quite a lot of product. In the evening though one of the axles of the chaserbin had started to crack and we had to call it a day. That night, while having one of Stephanie's great meals, I suddenly realized it..... 21 November - 1 YEAR since I left home! Celebrations were in style with a good days work done and a cold Melbourne bitter at night! Never would I have dreamed that I would do the exact things that I have actually done this last year, but what a GREAT TIME it has been and still is!
That next day we prepared to use another old truck as Chaser bin (an old Leyland with an automatic(!!) gearbox, pretty rare for trucks) but as we were ready to get started, the rain ruined the party. It was great fun driving around in the truck though and I am not real sure anyway how good it would have worked if I would have had to drive an old truck over the paddock with a full load at high speed....
Tuesday and the day after were spent cleaning and maintaining the equipment as the rain didn't relent and the moisture in the wheat was to high to be harvesting. Since more rain is predicted for the weekend and we ran out of jobs I prepared to leave Barmedman for a few days and explore the surroundings.