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Will it continue or come to a standstill…. Soybean Harvest & Wheat Sowing

Written 10/8/18

At this point we have 148 acres of soybeans harvested out of 585. There is 218 acres of wheat that has been sown and we plan to put out 564. Moisture began to make it’s appearance Wednesday night so the soybean harvest came to a stop when there was only a couple more rounds in one field. Milton was able to sow some wheat on Thursday and Friday. The forecast was calling anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain over the next couple days. All we can do is see what really happens.

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Each year I make sure to take a photo, especially during wheat harvest of our farm girl and her Dad on the combine! It’s a tradition I know will become a treasure to her some day long from now!

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One morning this week I had to take the farmer down to get the old grain truck he uses for “seed” wheat. We only live a couple miles from the country church we attend and a few of our fields we farm around there there. So it was parked in the parking lot and it just reminded me of how lucky we are to live/farm so close to our fields and where we gather with others weekly to worship God.

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Last week included a few different things for us. One of the things was to host a few underwriters from a local insurance company to our farm. (My “town job” is working for an insurance agent!)

My busy husband took the time to talk about crops we harvest and show them the equipment we use. Right in the midst of his opportunity to harvest or sow more.  Thanks to him for doing this.

They were able to ask questions and learn more about an actual working farm. We enjoyed our time with them and hope in the future we can help others learn more about farming. If you have questions be sure to comment or message us! We’d love to visit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Julie


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2018 Soybean Harvest

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I think #caseih should pay me for this shot! Isn’t it beautiful! 🙂 

 

Soybean harvest barely got started last night.  My husband decided to make his way to the field that was close to the farm yard and begin cutting.  Unfortunately it was not in the cards although the beans are ready to be harvested.

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Soybeans on Farvers. Beans are ready although leaves are still alittle green.

Our grain semi is already in the shop getting a new radiator

so we are down 1 large truck!

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When he went to take the regular grain truck to the field I could hear from inside our house he was having issues.  It just wasn’t wanting to go anywhere.  The combine as well had an issue.  The hydraulic quick cupler ( ya I didn’t know what it was either) is leaking oil.  So his Friday morning was spent making a parts run for the equipment we need!

As I headed to my town job I dropped him off and was able to get some good photos for the blog and our annual calendar.  I am so glad the sunrise was magnificent today!  My husband makes for a nice model too! 🙂

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Our fall is usually quite busy as I have mentioned and it is just getting started.  He has been working to get the grain drill prepped as well for wheat sowing. Before long he will have long days that end in the late nights.  But he loves what he does so I suppose that is a blessing. Sometimes (okay a lot of the time) this farm wife doesn’t get it or like it, but it provides at this point for our family So that and his cute smile helps my attitude! 🙂

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Be sure to go like us on Facebook or Instagram to follow along on our fall harvest and wheat sowing journey!  I don’t always have time to blog but do share

more on the social media platforms!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by our little blog in this great big world!

Julie