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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!

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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!

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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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October Days & Fall Happenings 2017

This is my third time writing this post about our Fall happenings, I am determined to finish it this morning and post it!

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This season on the farm is especially busy for Milton with wheat sowing and harvesting three different crops.  The grain sorghum and corn are all harvested, he finished up the last of the milo around the 18th of this month.  Some of the soybeans are about ready to go but wheat sowing is top priority right now!

Normally the wheat sowing is done and “put to bed” so to speak by now, but this year the rain has kept him from sowing.  When Milton does get the opportunity to sow wheat he works especially late hours and early mornings.  I’ve been taking him lunch and supper in the fields and bringing him back and forth when needed.

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He did take Sunday off for church and then for some family time at my company’s get together at a pumpkin patch.  He was back at it early Monday though!

We have about 80 acres left to sow from what he told me this morning.  Before heading out to the field he has to fix a hydraulic hose though, and there was a Coop meeting his Dad wanted to attend so he took him to that.

I’ve been busy running the farmkid here and there, preparing for our annual landlord dinner party that is this Saturday, and continuing my walking for exercise regiment.  Life is pretty good on our Kansas farm.

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lunch break!

We also had some silage cut for us.  They have such a quick system when they do it and now we can feed cattle.

We will be getting some feeder cattle either this week or next probably!  Be watching for a blog post on that in the near future, along with the landlord dinner party one!  Thanks for stopping by!
Julie