The Hazards of Harvest



I have no idea whose wagon this is or what caused it to tip over spilling grain into the ditch. Nor do I know what happened to this wagon’s wheels. What I do know is that it has been windy and extremely dry in northwest Iowa. There have been many spontaneous fires burning fields, and concern of even more if there isn’t rainfall soon.

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5 Responses to “The Hazards of Harvest”

  1. Marti Carlson Says:

    Your post and the recent news of Dennis Backstrom are definitely reminders of harvest hazard.

  2. Nancy Says:

    It’s not ours, Louise! Though once, many years ago, Bette was driving home one or two empty wagons. She turned off the north road onto our road, and a similar thing happened. The wagon box ended up in the ditch. I assume her wheels came home with her also, as this farmer’s must have, still hooked to the wagon ahead of it. Nuts and bolts and a little welding due?


  3. Marsha Swanson Says:

    Yes, it’s a scary time of year to me…especially this year! I’m always so glad when harvest is over!

  4. Glenn Markley Says:

    Some days you need to work on the equipment and stay out of the field. Could you send me the post and recent news on Dennis Backstrom?
    Glenn Markley

  5. Marti Carlson Says:

    Here are two links:

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