Well, I have to say that I am glad to have this cropping year in the books! We finished up combining corn last week. Sorry for the long delay in posting, have had a busy couple of weeks!
Who doesn’t take their combine apart mid harvest?
Zoie and Owen go for a ride with Dave in the combine. Zoie (3 years old) told Dave that he “Needed to leave some corn, so that when she got done with Kindergarten she could combine some.”
We actually didn’t dry any corn this year, since we had such a late spring and cool summer, the corn was very “wet” meaning the kernels had a lot of moisture in them. Luckily, we have animals to feed, so it works very well to grind wet corn, and store it in bunker silo for feed. So we ground all of our corn as high moisture corn this year:
We planted Sorghum Sudan Grass, in the next picture the Sorghum Sudan is 12-13 foot tall, put has gone down….made harvesting it quite challenging. But thanks to a good crew we got it off. Can’t say we didn’t curse a time or two though! 🙂
Baling soybean stubble late into the night:
And so that is a wrap on 2013 cropping. 2014 plans are all ready well under way, most of our seed orders are in and paid for all ready!