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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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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