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Finally Harvested

17 Nov

When I came home from work yesterday, they were hard at work harvesting my corn!

I just got here when the combine was filled up and had to go empty into the big grain truck.

However, the truck had just arrived, and they were already emptying the wagon into it.

I love seeing all that corn!

They filled the truck.

Then it left for the elevator.

It wasn’t long before it was back.  They ran into the night trying to beat the rain/snow that was coming.

Luckily, they managed to get done.

The sunset looks pretty amazing over my harvested field.  I am greatly relieved to have this harvest finished.

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Harvest

12 Nov

All the wet weather means I’m still waiting on my corn to be harvested.

That is starting to worry me.  Of course, I just worry all the time about those kinds of things.

I will be relieved when it gets done.

 

A Tough Year for Crops

24 Oct

This has been a rough year for farmers.  The weather has been horrible.  We’ve had prices drop to the point of losing money.  Now we’re back to bad weather causing the soybeans and corn to sprout before they can be harvested because of all the rain.

Pistol and Antigone

My nephew told me a local farmer had his beans rejected because they were too poor quality to be sold.

combining soybeans in 2013

beans across the road waiting to be harvested this past weekend

I’m glad that I have corn planted this year.  I’m also grateful that my corn was about the last planted in the county.

I checked it over the weekend, and it still looks pretty good.

I am optimistic that I’ll still do okay (other than the low prices) with my harvest.

Some goats might have gotten in and sampled my corn.

Hopefully, next year will be better for all farmers.