Category: Harvest

Harvest is finished, but there ain’t no slowing down!

We can finally close the book on this year’s silage harvest! What started six and a half weeks ago ended Thursday with 165 acres of corn, forage sorghum, and sudex chopped, packed, and sealed into our three silage pits.  I’m estimating that we har…

Our Farm Week In Pictures 10-6-2011

We have been very busy around here.  Harvest is in full swing.  We will finish with soybeans by tomorrow and switch to corn.  The yields on the soybeans have been very good, but there are some larger varietal differences than I would like to see.  Sounds like a front moving in will bring rain by […]

Corn Maze!

This afternoon my wife and I took my son along with my sister and her husband out for some agritourism at Exploration Acres near Lafayette, Indiana.  They have a lot of things to do there, but the main attraction is the … Continue reading →

Farm Week in Pictures 10/01/11

  More like Saturday in pictures.  Didn’t do much picture worthy until today because of the rain we had all week.  But now we are back in the field!  We harvested about 80 acres of waxy corn today. Into the … Continue reading →

Harvesting Peanuts

Today, I had the opportunity to capture video on my phone of Jared harvesting his uncle’s peanuts. Hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, wise cracks or complaints let me know! Until then, keep it between the rows! Jillian … Continue reading

Harvest has Started!

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Plowing Up Peanuts

The boys are plowing up peanuts in preparation for harvest later this week.  Uncle Gene’s peanuts are the first ones to be ready on the farm this year. Plowing up peanuts is a fairly simple concept. The peanut plow, normally known as a “shaker,” … Continue reading

Caught up, milk’s up, and back to harvesting

We took a break from harvesting silage last week to catch up on some other jobs around the dairy farm. Although Monday was pretty much a washout thanks to Tropical Storm Lee and its nearly 7″ of rain (much needed, by the way), we did fit in a lot of wo…

Smack-dab in the middle of harvest

Life hasn’t slowed down on the farm since our hectic “hay day” a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it’s done just the opposite. We’ve come to the point in the year when our nerves, our patience, and our equipment is pushed to the limit. That’s right…we’r…

In the hayfield

Now that we have finished harvesting all of the cool-season forage crops we planted back in the fall, it’s time to remove the volunteer ryegrass that sprouted this spring in our bermudagrass hayfields. I started mowing the the fields on Friday, and I e…