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Farm Newsletter #2 Post – What’s Growing!

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We normally send out our newsletter by August 1st. All our landlords receive a newsletter, annual calendar, and are invited to our annual landlord appreciation dinner each year! We take a few different times per year to make contact with them so they know we value them.

We wanted to make sure that we included our fall crops in the newsletter this year.  They don’t usually get as much mention as wheat does.  That is probably because we are just coming off of wheat harvest and are still in the excitement of that, plus I normally take many more pictures of wheat harvest than fall crop harvests! Fall harvest is spread out a few different months with three different crops being grown!

We hope you enjoy seeing what we have planted this year and how we communicated that to our landowners!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Julie & Milton

Fall Crops corn milo soybeans

ACRES PLANTED

Corn : 331            Milo : 123.5                Soybeans: 327.5          Double crop Soybeans: 305

We currently have 203 acres that are irrigated crops and the rest is non-irrigated. The flood irrigation system is more work than the center pivot irrigation system. Milton has to open and close the “gates” of the flood irrigation pipe at various times each day. He normally makes two trips out. The gates allow the water to flow to the rows like in the picture shown above. The pipe has to be laid out after the crop has grown some then picked back up before the harvest this fall. We can not open all the gates at the same time, so he has to keep track of where he started and stopped. This year these three got to lay the pipe out, Julie was at work at her “town job.” She was really disappointed not to help… NOT! 🙂 Paige drove the mule as she has a broken arm but still able to help out on the farm! Come fall the crops currently growing will be harvested. The harvest will span from August – October probably. Beginning with corn and ending with milo in late October. It’s not a rush situation as wheat harvest is in a span of a few days but spread out over a few months due to the varying crops.


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Corn Harvest Shots – 2017

Here are some photos from our Corn Harvest 2017. My husband harvested 247 acres of corn this year.

Our farm dog Charlie made it in the shots as well.  This dog won’t ride in a vehicle, mostly because when he was a pup he fell off the utv and broke his leg.  But he will run along with the combine any given day!  Our daughter gets so worried about him!  Milton has to watch out for him most days during harvest!

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Charlie

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Prepping to head to the field!

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We finished harvesting corn on September 20th and started harvesting a field of grain sorghum.  That will be a different post, so be sure to check back or follow our Facebook page or Instagram (farminggrace).

Until next time!

Julie