The sunny days continue

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The long streak of sunny days continues!   It has been almost ideal weather for fall harvest of soybeans and corn.  They say we got a sprinkle of rain about 6am today, but I don’t see any evidence of that.

We ran out of soybeans that were dry enough to cut on Tuesday evening.   So, we began back in the corn field yesterday.  That will continue for 5-7 more days as we await the remaining soybeans to get ‘ready’.  We ran across one corn field yesterday that had been subjected to major flooding in that July 25th humongous rain.  Any area that saw the waters above the ears had significant damage to the grain quality.  And surrounding areas that were flooded less deeply had some diminished yield.   Even so, it could have been much worse!  We are grateful for the corn that those fields did deliver.  Plus, most of the corn we harvested yesterday was at or below 15% moisture, and it could go directly into storage without using the dryer!   The test weight was good, too.

We will likely continue harvesting corn the remainder of the week.

Here are some photos from this week’s work.

Here, we are loading the Pete with soybeans at the end of the day, so that it will be ready for the early trip to Newburgh the next morning.

Getting the combines fueled and serviced in the morning as we wait for the dew to ‘burn off’.

Unloading corn on-the-go

Hope you’re enjoying the great October weather.

 

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