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Farm Post Friday 4/29/16 – Actions of the Farmer

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Grain is distributed all over the world.  Today the farmer and I made a trip to an elevator about 40 miles away from us in hopes to get a better price with less dockage on the grain.  Another reason is that we need to prepare for the upcoming wheat harvest.  We will need as much farm storage as possible come June for the wheat!

ELEvator grain farmer

We hauled grain sorghum (milo).  It had been stored in our farm storage (grain bins) since last fall.    This allows us to choose when to sell and also not have to pay storage fees at the elevator.

Although this post is pretty simple and to the point,  as with a great many things the action the farmer took today impacts our farming operation. (and others)  On a daily basis he must decide what he will do to prepare for the upcoming crop,  how to care for the livestock, which expense to approve, and inspect the crops currently growing to name a few of his responsibilities.

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While making these choices, there is a lot out of his hands, such as grain market prices, livestock prices, weather, and costs of things such as fertilizer, seed, and chemicals.  Today we are receiving rain and we are grateful to God for that, so we will just move forward with life and do our best.

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Grace is a gift,

Julie

 

 

 

 

 


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Farm Post Friday – 4/22/16 – Cattle Sorting

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May is just around the corner which means that I will be picking mulberries in the near future and my spouse will plant soybeans.  But today we sorted cattle to have them ready for the semi’s to pickup in the next week or so.  My husband needed some help so I was the gal for the job!

farm couple

Prior to my workout in the cattle pen of mushy manure!

These ladies were not real excited to have us out in their pen today!  We eventually won them over and got them sorted.  TEAMWORK was needed for sure! I’m happy to say we worked well together today.cattle farm

Which ones are smaller?  Take a gander at their backside!

cattle livestock farm

Did I mention that it rained earlier this week so the cattle pen was pretty mushy.  If I would have thought about it, I would have skipped the elliptical this morning!  This was WAY more of a workout I promise.

manure cattle boots

Power washers are a must on the farm!  They quickly clean off the manure upon thy boots!

boots manure

Um…. aren’t you suppose to be out in the pen WITH us Charlie?

Dog charlie

I will leave you today with a photo of the wheat I look at daily out my home office or kitchen window.  This is irrigated wheat.

Wheat 2016 irrigated

Thanks for stopping by for our Farm Post Friday!  If you have questions please feel free to ask!

Grace is a gift,

Julie