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

Posted in 2018, grain, soybeans, wheat

Soybean planting 2018 & Spring Update

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Soybean planting was completed all in four (long) days this year!  Milton planted 328 acres total.  We are hoping it will be a good crop come this fall when we harvest it!

This week he has been hauling wheat that we had stored in the on farm bins.  It’s time to get them ready for the 2018 wheat harvest next month!

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While the farmer was busy hauling wheat I started preparing for my part in the upcoming wheat harvest.  A meal plan and shopping list  were started! I feel like I am way behind this year but here’s to hoping I get some ready beforehand! Made such a difference last year!

scale tickets wheat harvest

I also printed scale tickets.  Our “on the farm” storage requires us to weigh the trucks on our scale and we fill out our homemade scale tickets.  We fill up our farm storage before taking grain to the elevator, this allows us to pick when we sell our grain and not pay storage fees.  One of my jobs, when I’m not at my “off the farm” job, is to weigh the trucks when they come in and before they leave.

It gets pretty hot out in the June sunshine with the Kansas humidity tied in but I enjoyed it last year for the most part.

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I think this year I will be teaching our 10 year old daughter how to weigh the trucks, along with how to do the laundry and making lunch! 🙂

I am super excited this year because my brother is coming back to help with harvest!  I love having him around and he really is a huge help since he grew up on a farm.  We SO appreciate him!

Family

 

Well that’s a short update from the farm! We hope you are all doing well and be sure to go find us on Instagram and Facebook! I will probably go live periodically during wheat harvest!
Julie

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