August panorama

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Yesterday I showed you the view from our front porch. Here is the same view, almost a month later on a hot, dusty, August afternoon. The green wheat fields have all turned golden. This time it's taken with my zoom lens so you can see all the combines across the valley. These are custom cutting crews that can cut their way across the valley in a hurry. The other night we could see 16 from our window. I can count at least 9 in this picture alone.

We (Benjamin Ranch) own a combine so we do all our own cutting. It will take us until the end of August—at least—to finish the cutting. It will be fun to watch them cut the fields right below our house. Normally I would be out getting my time in driving the combine, but this year I will have to be content watching the action from the house with the baby.