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2018 Wheat Harvest

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The wheat harvest has come and gone.  I had hoped to write a couple posts during the actual harvesting but that didn’t happen.   Since I work a town job I missed taking photographs like I wish I could at all the fields.  But I am sure I will have enough to make my annual calendar for the landlords!

Wheat Eddie 2018 FGD (1)

Since we didn’t have much moisture this past winter it did affect the crop.  I snapped this picture while in the field of the large crack in the dirt.

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I was able to walk through the wheat fields and my ankles didn’t even get scratched hardly.  It’s sad but yet a reality.  This harvest wrapped up in 8 days, which is about 4 days shorter than usual. We even stopped for a few hours for softball games this year.  The condition of the wheat was not stellar this year but yet we are grateful.

SPV WHEAT HARVEST 2018

Normally we fill the on farm bins first then head to the elevator. This year we filled all the bins but didn’t need to take any wheat to the elevator except for one field we crop share verses cash rent.

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My brother came back again this year for wheat harvest, since it came a week earlier than we anticipated he only got in on about 3 days worth.  But we found other farm work for him to do the two weeks he was in Kansas!

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Our Case IH 6088 that we bought used in 2015 has been a great machine for us.  This year we did have an issue with the alternator so it slowed us down from finishing our last field.  The guys had to stop and take a break, can you tell it’s breaking their hearts to have to do that?  🙂

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Kansas Wheat Harvest

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I have more photos from wheat harvest but not enough time to reduce them and upload them for the blog.  Here are a few though!

Kansas wheat harvest 2018 case ih combine

Wheat harvest 2018 Kansas Irrigated

2018 wheat harvest annual pic

Our annual picture.  Our farm girl is getting so big now! Watch out Dad!

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie


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Milo/Grain Sorghum Harvest – 2017

We began our milo harvest on September 20, 2017 on the field we call Farvers.  It was irrigated grain sorghum. We have 110 acres of grain sorghum to harvest this year. We had just finished up our corn harvest the day before. Milton had to change the combine header and make a few adjustments before heading to the field.

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Our daughter drove me out to the field so we could give Dad some supper.

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 He stopped for a bit to visit with her and catch up on our days.

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I was able to get some instagram video and good photos while in the field.

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I headed back home by foot while PV rode in the combine for a bit.  I have been working on exercise and getting healthier since January of this year.  You can read about it on my other blog Pushing Forward with Grace if you care to.  PV drove the “mule” home and of course beat me although I started way before her!

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harvested milo 2017

This is a shot of the grain sorghum that was harvested from this field. I think it looks so very pretty!  I love the colors of milo throughout it’s growing season!

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Until next time!

Julie