Category: Harvest

Fluffin’ and Pickin’

Today the boys have the wonderful pleasure of fluffing peanuts. (Notice the hints of sarcasm!) We fluff peanuts for two reasons. One, it helps them to dry out on the bottom so we can pick them sooner rather than later. … Continue reading

Farm Week in Pictures 10/20/2012

If you don’t count 100 acres of double crop soybeans that got hit pretty hard with frost and won’t be ready for a few more weeks, then harvest is over. We finished the last corn field on Thursday evening just … Continue reading →

Plowing Up Peanuts and Grading Papers

We are plowing up peanuts on this lovely fall day! We have had a good harvest so far, with the exception of a few breakdowns and rain interruptions. This year we have had the chance to lease a Challenger to … Continue reading

Farm Week in Pictures 9/28/12

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Wordless Wednesday

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Harvesting Corn Nonstop

Being efficient is important during harvest for many reasons. When conditions are right you want to get crops harvested in a timely manner while those conditions are still in effect. Maximizing productivity can also cut fuel costs and puts less ……

Farm Week in Pictures 9/14/2012

Harvest began this week!  And that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to!  In a post earlier this week I talked about what kind of yields we’ve seen so far as a result of the drought.  Different soil types have … Continue readi…

250 Bushel Soybeans

My parents have an exceptional soybean plant near their house.  This plant is actually on the edge of a neighbor’s corn field and has managed to survive the growing season.  Dad counted the pods on this plant estimating an entire … Contin…

Grass for our Cows

Last week we harvested the second cutting of Sudan grass. This crop was planted in late May and early June. Our goal is to harvest three cuttings to feed our cows. The first cutting was complete in mid-July. Our second cutting made good yields and beau…

Grass for our Cows

Last week we harvested the second cutting of Sudan grass. This crop was planted in late May and early June. Our goal is to harvest three cuttings to feed our cows. The first cutting was complete in mid-July. Our second cutting made good yields and beau…