Monday, June 23, 2014
Today was a big day. Ross and Brandon finished harvesting the wheat crop…at about 3pm. It certainly looked like it would rain them out of the last field, but the rain went around and they were able to get done. The yields have been pretty good, and we’re grateful. As I said to Brandon, “We can prepare, plant and fertilize… but God gives the increase.”
I have been planting double-crop soybeans (DCB), following as closely as possible behind the combines. I cannot work in the same field with them, but I try not to let them get very many fields ahead. I pulled into that last field shortly after they pulled out. Three hours later, the planting was done. I did get some rain as I was in the next-to-last field, but it didn’t last long enough to make me stop.
Rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow, and we will be happy if it does rain 1/2 to 1″.
Our attention will turn now to cleaning and storing the combines and the soybean drill. There is also a repair to the lower vertical auger on the grain cart.
But, for tonight, we’re all going home earlier.