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Fall Harvest 2018 Starts!

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The combine header has been changed a couple times and been running in the past couple weeks! A two fields of corn were harvested and one field of grain sorghum or what we like to call milo! I love the color of milo, it’s so pretty but it also very itchy!

 

First let’s chat about the corn that was harvested. I am going to be honest – it kinda sucked so far. We normally like to see non-irrigated corn around a 100 yield this field made 75 to 82.

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Primary reasons = Mother nature. Lack of moisture.  But it is what it is and there isn’t anything this farm family can do about it. We will just pull our purse strings tighter, borrow money if we need to and pray for strength in this time of farming difficulty. I couldn’t pull my husband away from this farm if I wanted. His roots are deeply planted and will never be harvested.

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The field of milo that we started harvesting on August 29th we didn’t get very far on before a breakdown occurred. The combine’s bevel gears went out and so the farmer had to head back to the farm yard. The next day he made a parts run and got to harvesting!

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This field of grain sorghum produced a pretty nice yield of 102.  We won’t complain about that at all!  This is the first year we have produced a crop on this field.  We have a new landlord and it is a field that I can see from my front porch too!

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The other fields are not quite ready and we also received a great deal of rainfall in the past couple days.  Soon enough it will be a very busy time again.  Milton has to sow the wheat for the new crop and harvest the fall crops!

 

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Julie


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Our Wheat Harvest Story & HarvestHER

Combine case ih 6088Once again this year I was invited to share our harvest story on the HarvestHer website. To be honest I wasn’t going to and then after reading through some of the posts I decided too.  Sometimes I feel like I am not really a “farm wife” which is really silly because I am.  Farm Wife

I think it is because my mental picture of a “farm wife” is one that is physically working on the farm  most of the time.  This stems from the upbringing I had I suppose, my mother was a very physical worker.  So I threw those thoughts out the window and jumped on board!

So below I will continue to add when I send in my update every day or two.  This way you can read along by going to the HarvestHer website, and be sure to like their Facebook page or subscribe to receive notices.  There are some very interesting stories from all over on there!

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Just click on the blue link and it will take you to our wheat harvest stories!  Thanks for stopping by!

Julie

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June 15th & 16th, 2017

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