Chronicle photo by Lisa Carroll                    Custom cutter, Brittin Newhouse, leans up against a 60’s model D17 Allis-Chalmers tractor. Behind him sits a combine from 1957. He has followed ripened wheat and other crops across the Great Plains
Chronicle photo by Lisa Carroll Custom cutter, Brittin Newhouse, leans up against a 60’s model D17 Allis-Chalmers tractor. Behind him sits a combine from 1957. He has followed ripened wheat and other crops across the Great Plains

TIPTON - Sweeping a boot across blades of bright green, Brittin Newhouse shook his head as he watched beads of condensation spring from the thick grass.

Another damp morning had arrived to southwest Oklahoma, once again delaying this season’s wheat harvest.

Just west of the town of Fredrick, Brittin stood at the edge of his lawn on the farm where he’s worked as a custom harvester since the age of 18. Surveying the surrounding land, he gestured toward the north.

 

 

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