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, Farm, harvest, milo

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