Thanksgiving on the combine

In my days as a farm kid, I fed cattle, or worked with them in some way, on every holiday during the year. On a few Thanksgivings, in years that the cattle were still in fall pasture, I used an axe to crack through ice on the Sheyenne River so they could get water. That alone made the day special — and fun.

I never combined on Thanksgiving. But through the years I’ve heard about farmers who ate their Thanksgiving meal in the field while combining wheat or sunflowers. At least a few Agweek readers almost certainly did so again this year.

If you’re among that group — or have been in the past — drop me a line and share your story.

To producers who aren’t done yet with harvest: I hope you’re getting close and good luck the rest of the way.

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