Time spent in Ransom working on the farm

This summer, as a way to spend some of my time and earn a little extra cash, I spent a couple of weeks working in Ransom, Kansas. I helped the Horchem Family (Gary and Luann Horchem, Jerod and Megan Horchem, and Ron and Dorothy Horchem) on their farm. I worked harvest, did some painting, and did other miscellaneous farm-hand tasks. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the crap out of it. It was a nice change of pace from what I normally do. Without getting into all the details of me driving a tractor while pulling a grain cart, changing tires, digging up and repairing water lines, setting up cattle panels, moving machinery and killing a rattlesnake, I am simply going to share a few of the photos I took while I was out there. I hope you enjoy them!

Cutting wheat.
Grandpa Horchem jamming out to the radio in the combine.
Checking the grain in the grain trailer.
Storm clouds rolling in over the wheat field.
Moving to another field.
Gary putting a flag on his combine.
Patriotism and farming. Nothing says America quite so well.
The view from my tractor.
My tractor and grain cart at the end of the day.
Starting the morning with a nice cup of coffee.
One field finished.
A fresh field waiting to be opened up.
Getting my grain cart loaded.
Working on the combine.
Sun setting over the harvest field.
The rattlesnake Gary and I killed. It got pretty close to me. Too close for comfort.
The pasture at Jerod’s house. Shortly after I took this picture, the barn on the right was demolished.
Jerod’s windmill.
A western-Kansas sunset. (It looked so much cooler in real life. This photo, which isn’t great in the first place, doesn’t do it justice.)
The Lazy H Quilt Company, which I painted. Check it out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lazy-H-Quilt-Co/278804152239116
This little guy was my helper while painting.
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My name is Todd Vogts. I am an assistant professor of media. I like the color green, riding my motorcycle, and being with my family and friends. A good book is a perfect companion for me any time, and I'm a published author and journalist. Visit my website at www.toddvogts.com and follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/toddvogts.