Clean-up begins

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

One of the main tasks in our post-harvest world is to clean up the equipment.  It should be a little bit easier this year because there was no muddy fields during harvest.  The dust was quite thick, but it will wash right off.  Brandon has started this days-long task with the grain cart.  It is now shiny and parked away in storage.

This Demco 1322 grain cart gets tucked away in the far corner of the big storage barn.

The little drill, a JD 1560,  is next on the wash list. It gets stored in a back corner of another building.

With the weather forecast for 82ºF (28C) tomorrow, it will be more pleasant to do some washing outside on the wash pad.  After that, the days are supposed to cool down again, with days in the 50s and nights in the 30s.  Washing may have to move into the shop when the days are that chilly.

It has been a wet week so far, with over 2.5” (64mm) of rain received since Sunday night.  It is a very welcome rainy time.  The trying-to-emerge wheat crop will likely get a good boost now.

The wheat fields near Wheatland are showing they needed rain. Hopefully, the rain this week will launch it off in a better way.

Have a good rest of your week, everyone.


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