Category: Harvest

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…

Wordless Wednesday: Maybe They Will All Look Like This Next Year

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55 Years of Agricultural Evolution in John Deere Combines

We recently completed wheat harvest on our farm.  After 20 years of sitting in a barn  after purchase, we were able to get our John Deere model 45 combine up and running so it could participate in the action.  I … Continue reading →

Farm Week in Pictures 6/08/2012

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Farm Week in Pictures 6/08/2012

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Wordless Wednesday: Old and New

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No Bugs for Dinner Please!

Today, I read an AWESOME article by Holly Spangler over at Prairie Farmer. It had several anecdotal stories about the disconnect between HOW our food is produced and HOW we expect it to look and taste. After reading it I though about … Continue reading

Ryegrass harvest

It’s been a busy two weeks, but we’re nearly finished with our ryegrass harvest for this year. Our yields have been comparable to last year, and we should have enough harvested to make it our milking herd’s primary forage from June until possibly as la…

Tulips and alfalfa are confused….

On eof the many tulips I have, wondering is it winter or summer in MN?Boy does this weather in MN have my plants, flowers & veggies confused!  Not to mention the poor cows.  Just yesterday afternoon we were dodging thunderstorms in a humi…

Tulips and alfalfa are confused….

On eof the many tulips I have, wondering is it winter or summer in MN?Boy does this weather in MN have my plants, flowers & veggies confused!  Not to mention the poor cows.  Just yesterday afternoon we were dodging thunderstorms in a humi…