Posted in 2018, Farm, grain, harvest, soybeans

Snow in October

After all the rainfall we had Mother Nature thought she’d throw another fun curve ball in the mix!

SNOW!

Although it wasn’t a substantial amount,  the temperatures were quite chilly! A few days of winter in October were not what we had planned. Our daughter was thrilled that morning when she got up and could run in the snow with the farm dog!

But the sunshine arrived and melted it away and it has been shining all week! 🙂 Which makes for happy people!  Now for things to hopefully dry out by the weekend so Milton can start back at harvest soybeans and sowing wheat!

Time will only tell if he will have to replant any of the wheat already sown or if any of our crops were damaged.  That’s a lot of our life, waiting to see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie

Posted in 2018, Farm, grain, harvest, soybeans, wheat

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