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Rain. And more rain. Fall has arrived.

We have had so much rain recently the pond is very full.  The current week we have not had any rain but beautiful fall like weather. The mornings and evenings are cooler but the days are enjoyable.

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The farmer is on his way back from a hunting trip and upon returning will take a gander at the crops.  I am sure the corn is ready to harvest but could be pretty muddy still in some fields.

 

It will be a busy couple of months for us with harvesting, then sowing next years wheat crop, more harvesting, and our landlord appreciation dinner.  Sometimes I wish it was slower during September and October because it really is one of my favorite times of the year.  But I married a farmer and it is what it is.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie


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2018 Wheat Harvest

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The wheat harvest has come and gone.  I had hoped to write a couple posts during the actual harvesting but that didn’t happen.   Since I work a town job I missed taking photographs like I wish I could at all the fields.  But I am sure I will have enough to make my annual calendar for the landlords!

Wheat Eddie 2018 FGD (1)

Since we didn’t have much moisture this past winter it did affect the crop.  I snapped this picture while in the field of the large crack in the dirt.

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I was able to walk through the wheat fields and my ankles didn’t even get scratched hardly.  It’s sad but yet a reality.  This harvest wrapped up in 8 days, which is about 4 days shorter than usual. We even stopped for a few hours for softball games this year.  The condition of the wheat was not stellar this year but yet we are grateful.

SPV WHEAT HARVEST 2018

Normally we fill the on farm bins first then head to the elevator. This year we filled all the bins but didn’t need to take any wheat to the elevator except for one field we crop share verses cash rent.

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My brother came back again this year for wheat harvest, since it came a week earlier than we anticipated he only got in on about 3 days worth.  But we found other farm work for him to do the two weeks he was in Kansas!

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Our Case IH 6088 that we bought used in 2015 has been a great machine for us.  This year we did have an issue with the alternator so it slowed us down from finishing our last field.  The guys had to stop and take a break, can you tell it’s breaking their hearts to have to do that?  🙂

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Kansas Wheat Harvest

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I have more photos from wheat harvest but not enough time to reduce them and upload them for the blog.  Here are a few though!

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Wheat harvest 2018 Kansas Irrigated

2018 wheat harvest annual pic

Our annual picture.  Our farm girl is getting so big now! Watch out Dad!

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie