Friday, October 3, 2014
Overnight we received 1.6″ (38mm) rain. It may have been a little more than we wanted, but not as much as many areas in the Midwest received. When the rain-out occurred last evening, we were harvesting in our last field of early soybeans. In 2-3 hours we would have had that last field complete! The previous rain was a little one on September 20. Since then, we cut soybeans every day (except Sundays), and nearly marched through the entire soybean crop! This is undoubtedly our longest and most productive consecutive time of soybean harvesting ever. The double-crop soybeans (DCB) are maturing nicely, and should be a ‘go’ in about 2 weeks.
We can return to corn harvest, probably tomorrow. The moisture level in the corn has come down during these sunny and warm soybean-harvesting days, now hopefully it will be dry enough to harvest and take directly to market or to our storage!
No field work today, but the combines came in to have the engine oil changed. Also, there is corn being delivered to GPC.
Pat’s brother Raymond and his daughters Sofia and Mila arrived from LA in the wee hours of the morning. They woke up to a decidedly cooler day today.