During the early evening of January 4th I was able to photograph the full heads of wheat in number 1 paddock.
Since our last visit to Mount Bryan things have certainly become more golden as the crops ripen and become ready for reaping. On Tuesday evening an enormous header appeared and stripped the grain in ‘number 1’ paddock. By about midnight the paddock was finished and the workers retired until tomorrow.
Dan says …
I had a ride in the harvester. Matt was driving. It was like I was a little man helping an evil villain to drive his evil instrument of torture (for wheat). Inside the harvester it was like being in a computer room. There were lots of buttons and levers and computer screens which told the driver how many times the big comb had turned. The small seat that I sat in was a massage seat - I was so relaxed I barely knew I was there. I was day dreaming about being on a tropical island, being massaged by lots of natives and being fed with delicious fruit. The cabin was completely sound-proof so it was easy to day dream.
The wheat made a lot of dust.
The next day we drove in a truck full of wheat to Gladstone. We drove over a drain-like hole and let the wheat out using a screw-like elevator (an auger) the grain was carried up to the top of the bunker.
We are a family who use our Sundays to discover, explore and enjoy the serenity of the world around us while getting some exercise.
We live in Semaphore, a beach-side suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although Adelaide and it's suburbs are quite flat, there is a range of hills that run North-South that provide for many interesting walks.
Here are some quotes that say some of what it means to us to go out bush walking.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
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