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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.

case ih combine milo harvest 2017

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

Mother daughter farm

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

harvest supper 2017 fall

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

milo harvest 2017 caseih

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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Julie

 

 


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Corn Harvest -2017

corn harvest day 1 2017Corn harvest began September 4th this year.  Monday, which was Labor Day around 3:30 p.m.  Milton had been watching the fields, testing the corn daily to see how close we were getting. He was finally able to make his way into the field!

corn harvest 2017

Today he is back at it and hopefully finish the field he started around 10:00 a.m. this morning later this evening.  The grandsons helped me take him lunch so we had to get a photo of them with Papa!

corn harvest 2017 two

The fall harvest includes three crops.  Corn, Soybeans, and Grain Sorghum(milo).    This means our harvest will last over the next 2-3 months probably.

Grain Sorghum 2017 Farver

Grain Sorghum (milo)

I had posted on our Facebook page a few days ago about our problem with weeds in some of our fields.  My husband has been working very hard to remove the weeds from the Grain Sorghum field.  He put an attachment on the weed eater and walks the field rows manually removing the weeds.  I wish I would have taken a before photo but I didn’t.  He has been able to remove a large chunk of the weeds.  You can see in the following photos the difference to the left from the right.

milo weed control 2017

 

MMilo week

The farm kid has started her 4th grade year and I’m busy running her to various practices and lessons.

Paige, Julie, Milton Vogts 2017 1st day of her 4th grade

Life is on a pretty regular schedule now but we know that having Dad harvest will be a time that things can change in a moment’s notice!  Be sure to follow us here via email or our Facebook page or our Instagram!

Until next time!

Julie