When I came home from work yesterday, they were combining my corn field.
It’s always impressive to see the equipment.
It’s pretty efficient at taking down the stalks, removing the corn from the cob and spitting everything else out he back side.
Once the corn is down, you can see that my field is planted using contour farming. The rows are not just a straight line. Instead, they follow the natural curves of the hills to help prevent erosion.
Once the combine is full, they empty it into the grain cart.
Then they go back to combining, and the corn is transferred into a larger truck.
When that truck is full, it takes the corn to the elevator where it will be sold.
This year has been a difficult one for harvest. We’ve had a lot of moisture and the corn hasn’t done a good job of drying in the fields. That means the corn has to be dried until it is at only 14% moisture.