Fall is Here

There’s no denying that fall is here.

magnolia leaves

I thought this leaf was pretty amazing.  It got itself stuck in the gate to the barnyard.

oak leaf

My corn is still out in the field.  It’s probably going to be there for a while yet.

Cornfield

It needs to dry. With the price of drying compared to the price its selling for, I need to make sure it’s dry before it’s combined.

Sharing with Skywatch Friday and Good Fences.

After the Rains

After another two inches of rain in the last couple of days, the goats were very happy to get back out to pasture when it finally quit raining this afternoon.

Goat Sunset

All this rain makes it very hard to get crops out of the fields.

Goat Sunset

Now we’re waiting for the fields to dry again.  Hopefully, we’ll have a nice long dry spell to help with harvest.

Under the Harvest Moon

I didn’t get up in the middle of the night to watch the whole total eclipse of the full moon.  I did see the end of it when I got up to milk.  It had lost most of its red look, but you could still see the shadow.

Blood Moon

Just a few minutes later, much more of the moon was visible, and you could see my corn underneath the setting moon.  It is a beautiful sight.

Blood Moon over corn

Despite expecting record a corn crop, it doesn’t translate into a good farming year.  The good crop drives prices down.  Add to that a wet fall, which means paying to have the corn dried, and it will be a lean profit to farming this year.  This is why I can’t quit my off-farm job until the farm is paid for.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is U.  U is for Under the Harvest Moon.

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