Posted in 2018, corn, Entertaining Kitchen, Farm, grain, harvest, milo, soybeans

Corn Harvest 2018

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A couple days after the farmer got back from his hunting trip where he walks and walks in nature searching elk he was able to sit down.  In a combine seat!  It was (when writing this a few days ago)  day 4 and he has been pretty much planted in that combine cab from mid-morning to late into the night.

Starting this go around of corn harvest we had about _______ acres.  Other then our semi-truck giving us issues we have had a pretty smooth harvest.  Come Monday though the semi heads to the repair shop, we have been baby-ing it with water continually.  We are hoping it can be back on it’s wheels by the time soybeans are.  We found out it needs a new radiator.

Overall we felt the production was better than expected.  The yields ran anywhere from 101 to 117 on the non-irrigated corn.  We have soybeans and milo yet to harvest.

I will be preparing and planning for our annual landlord appreciation dinner that is November 3rd.  We set it a little later this year so we weren’t so stressed with harvest and the event.  I am hoping many, if not all can make the dinner, it is one of the times we get to really build relationships with the landowners.  It’s truly a wonderful evening, at least for us! 🙂

Harvesting Corn.Loading the truck.Breakdowns. All a part of harvest.

 

Our soybeans will be next to be harvested in addition to sowing wheat.  We plan to sow about 600 acres of wheat.  Milton has been prepping the drill and combine for the various tasks that are quickly approaching.  I am sure he will have that header in the bean fields this week!

Evening walks find us inspecting fields of soybeans this past week.

Cooler mornings and earlier sunsets make us realize that our outdoor evening family time is coming to a close.  Before we know it the darkness of evening will be at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.  I like the winter time only because it’s a less hectic schedule and more together time but I miss the sunshine for sure!

I will wrap this up now and find my way to the kitchen to make my family supper.  Thanks for stopping by!

Julie

Posted in 2018, corn, grain, milo

Fall Harvest 2018 Starts!

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The combine header has been changed a couple times and been running in the past couple weeks! A two fields of corn were harvested and one field of grain sorghum or what we like to call milo! I love the color of milo, it’s so pretty but it also very itchy!

 

First let’s chat about the corn that was harvested. I am going to be honest – it kinda sucked so far. We normally like to see non-irrigated corn around a 100 yield this field made 75 to 82.

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Primary reasons = Mother nature. Lack of moisture.  But it is what it is and there isn’t anything this farm family can do about it. We will just pull our purse strings tighter, borrow money if we need to and pray for strength in this time of farming difficulty. I couldn’t pull my husband away from this farm if I wanted. His roots are deeply planted and will never be harvested.

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The field of milo that we started harvesting on August 29th we didn’t get very far on before a breakdown occurred. The combine’s bevel gears went out and so the farmer had to head back to the farm yard. The next day he made a parts run and got to harvesting!

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This field of grain sorghum produced a pretty nice yield of 102.  We won’t complain about that at all!  This is the first year we have produced a crop on this field.  We have a new landlord and it is a field that I can see from my front porch too!

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The other fields are not quite ready and we also received a great deal of rainfall in the past couple days.  Soon enough it will be a very busy time again.  Milton has to sow the wheat for the new crop and harvest the fall crops!

 

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Julie