Posted in 2018, grain, soybeans

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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Julie

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