September 15, 2012
The sun is out, the skies are clear, it ‘s a beautiful day! I expect we will cut some soybeans somewhere today. Ross and I will make another trip around the various fields to survey the possibilities, and then we will choose where to go.
It rained late yesterday morning.. just a light rain, not much more than a heavy dew. The farm was busy with trucks going out with grain. I took the opportunity to go to the Harry farm to run a bush-hog. (Bush-Hog is a brand name. Actually, the machine is technically called a ‘rotary cutter’. But everyone uses the term bush-hog in a generic way, kind of like the name Kleenex is used for tissues) I worked around the edges of the fields, and mowed the weeds around each WASCoB. It looks much better now. While I was out on the 7130, Ross hooked up his MacDon header to the 8120 combine and buzzed some soybeans at 4 different fields here at the Home farm. He discovered they were really close to being ready; in fact, some tested below 13% moisture. Even so, there were also wetter, pre-matured beans in the tank too. He just had to give it a try. This morning, we will search for a location more uniformly dry… perhaps the Commer farm.
The combines are ready, we just have to find a location with sufficiently dry soybeans!
And it looks like a really good bean-cutting day! Hope to listen to the Purdue football game from the combine cab this afternoon.