Rain

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.

On this day-after-the-rain, the JD S680 combine gets its first oil change.

On this day-after-the-rain, the JD S680 combine gets its first oil change.

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.

Raymond, Sofia, and Mila have come from Los Angeles to visit us on the farm.

Raymond, Sofia, and Mila have come from Los Angeles to visit us on the farm.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Family Life, Farm Days, Harvest, News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s