Posted in 2018, dinner party, Entertaining Kitchen, harvest, Landlord Contact, milo, soybeans, wheat

Fall Harvest 2018 – Yep… still here.. trying.

The harvesting season has been a stop and go type of situation this year. The rainfall we have received made it so we couldn’t spend any lengths of time in the fields. Wheat sowing the same way. We are unable to sow wheat when it’s muddy and if we plant, and a great deal of rain arrives right after, odds are it will be washed out. Which means the farmer gets to replant. He has already had to do this once. Here’s to hoping we can conquer this season smoothly & quickly here on out! Farming is not for the weak at heart that is for sure. I just shake my head a lot of days and keep moving forward.

 

Rural living does give us some pretty stellar sunsets and sunrises and wide open spaces to take walks. That’s something I really love about farm life.

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We had started back to harvesting soybeans on 10/29/18 by late afternoon Milton found that one of the combine tires was losing air. It is one that we knew was not going to last forever but we were hoping to get through this harvest. Unfortunately it was time to replace it, plus one other one.

I posted on Facebook and Instagram saying I will never complain about how much my car or pickup tires cost again. Two combine tires with repairs and them to come out and put them on was over $5,000.

We were hoping the wheat would be sown and the fall harvest almost done by this point, for many reasons. One of them being our landlord appreciation dinner coming up. This weekend is the one time per year we invite all our landlords to enjoy a meal and visiting at our home.

At this point we are planning to host about 20 people, some of our landlords live out of state and are unable to attend. Most of the work will come late in the week, house cleaning, cakes to bake and main courses to make! I do have the party favors and grocery shopping done! Thank goodness!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook to watch us prepare and have our dinner. It really is one of the most enjoyable evenings of our year! Having the people that trust us with their land sitting in our home, sharing stories makes this farming thing pretty cool in my eyes! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
Julie

Posted in 2018, Farm, grain, harvest, soybeans

Snow in October

After all the rainfall we had Mother Nature thought she’d throw another fun curve ball in the mix!

SNOW!

Although it wasn’t a substantial amount,  the temperatures were quite chilly! A few days of winter in October were not what we had planned. Our daughter was thrilled that morning when she got up and could run in the snow with the farm dog!

But the sunshine arrived and melted it away and it has been shining all week! 🙂 Which makes for happy people!  Now for things to hopefully dry out by the weekend so Milton can start back at harvest soybeans and sowing wheat!

Time will only tell if he will have to replant any of the wheat already sown or if any of our crops were damaged.  That’s a lot of our life, waiting to see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie