Tag Archives: soybeans

Severe

4 Oct

Well, the drought continues, and the latest drought monitor (released last Thursday) saw my farm drop into the severe classification.

The weird thing is, this is the best yield I’ve ever had with my soybeans.  But they’ve done a lot with beans to make them more drought tolerant.  It has definitely worked.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to lose trees from this.  My lilac bush seems to have given one last gasp of life in producing a blossom in  Sept/Oct.

I don’t think it will live.  The green/yellow leaves in the background is my plum tree.  All the little ones coming up died; I just hope it makes it.

I have never had as bad a garden year as this. The pumpkins were rotting.  It’s just horrible.

Found a few peppers my last visit up there.

My sweet corn, colored corn and popcorn were really non-existent.

I really hope this drought ends soon.  I might try to scale down the size of my garden next year.

Harvest

25 Sep

My soybeans were harvested this weekend.  When I came home from work on Friday, the field had been partially combined.

partially harvested

But there was just enough drizzle to stop them from working.

The truck waiting to accept beans from the combine

It wasn’t long until they were back out there combining again.

They had another truck to dump the beans into.

They finished just about sunset.

It’s a good feeling to have it done.

The Bean Crop

9 Sep

As bad as the drought has been and the way my garden struggled (worst year ever) and the way the beans were looking just a few weeks ago, I was afraid to go check them again.  They still have a lot of green in them.

the bean field

On the south side of the field, they are really turning though.

I finally decided I had to go check them out, and they actually have beans!

There will be a harvest.  It might not be the best, but there will be a harvest.