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Oct 31, 2011

the end of harvest

Boy, we have been busy! It's been a while since I've posted. This one will probably be slightly boring as I get back into the swing of things. I haven't been taking a lot of good pictures. Just a few here and there when I think of it. What's new? Oh well, you know. Nothing special... other than Harvest 2011 is complete! Well, the crops are out of the field, at least. There is a lot of corn to dry. They dryer can only take so much at a time unfortunately. Next, the equipment needs to be washed and put away for winter. 

I didn't capture any great photos of picking corn. Those are always the prettiest! It went by really fast. Corn isn't tempramental like beans. Beans really depend on good, dry weather so they take a lot longer to get out of the fields. I was in the combine when I was out at the fields so it was hard to take pictures and drive at the same time.


We've been having a lot of problems with the old vintage combine this year, unfortunately. The old gal is 30 years old and she's treated the farm really well. It kind of makes me sad to think we may be combine shopping this year. I've gotten quite attached! But, I suppose, we must do what's best for the farm and not because I think the old gal is cuter than her new counterparts. 

My husband and his dad had lots of great help this year. His uncles and cousins on his mom side finished farming early this year so they brought their combine over to help. His best friend and his brother came out a few times. And most importantly, my mother in law was always there with her "lunch wagon" with I kid you not... 3 course meals! It all went by so quickly and I wish I would have gotten more pictures of everybody helping but I was busy myself. There's always next year : )

Now, it's time to do some super trucking this winter... and feed the world!

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