Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Harvest Time! - Palouse Wheat Harvest

I really am excited that it's harvest time here at Joseph's Grainery, but this wheat really itches.  Grandpa and the crew are busy cutting the 2010 crop that you'll find on the store shelves or can order here soon.  Grandpa took me out in the field to inspect the crops, because my name's on the label I need to know that everything is  of the highest quality.

Here are a few more photos of our operation running at the Wilcox farm and our family farm near Diamond, Washington:

This is an aerial shot that Grandpa took from his plane.  Those are our two International Harvester 1470 Hillside combines.  On the Rolling Hills of the Palouse we need special combines to keep the machines from rolling.

Here the combine is approaching the tractor that pulls the bankout wagon.  The combine will empty the seed into the wagon and the tractor will take it to the grain bins.

Here's another aerial photo Grandpa took of the aftermath of a fire at the neighbor's farm.  The weather is really dry during harvest and the smallest spark can set off a fire that will literally spread like wild fire.   Grandpa said that the crews had the fire out very quickly.  We really appreciate our area's firefighters, their quick action saved our crop!


  1. The photos are absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. When is wheat harvest over here in washington

  3. Can I use the pictures on a nother homepage in Ukraine?

  4. We've had a few requests to use our photos on other websites. Here are our general guidelines if you are going to use any of our photos online:

    1. You must leave the watermark on the photo. Do not crop it out.
    2. You must not use any of our photos for the purpose for selling your own grains.
    3. You must provide a source link, linking back to the page where the picture was originally found on
    4. Please be honest, do not misrepresent any of our photos. These are photos that we have taken of our farmland, grains we've grown and recipes we've made for the purposes of promoting our brand - Joseph's Grainery. Please do not imply that the images represent anything you own, have grown, or made.

    We hate to sound so strict, but we've had people using the photos we've taken to sell their grains, and we just don't think that's right. Thanks for understanding!


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