End in sight

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yes, we are getting close to the end of #harvest16, but we discovered yesterday at the Freddie farm, the late replanted soybeans are not quite ready.  Those should be ripe and dry by next week sometime.  We have now <500 acres to harvest.  We do have some small patches of replant left on 4 farm locations.  Those spots will take longer to travel around and hook up headers than to harvest them.

Also, work for 2017 has begun with some lime being applied to the fields here at the home farm.  Lime raises the pH of the soil, and is the soil amendment of primary importance– we must get that right before we attend to other matters.

Here goes the CPS truck spreading lime. It is applied based on the soil test map, varying the rate from .5 to 3T per acre.

Here goes the CPS truck spreading lime. It is applied based on the soil test map, varying the rate from .5 to 3T per acre.

Big trucks dump the raw lime in the field, then it is loaded into the spreader trucks.

Big trucks dump the raw lime in the field, then it is loaded into the spreader trucks.

Ross and Larry confer one morning about the day's activities.

Ross and Larry confer one morning about the day’s activities.

Larry fills the fuel tank of the S680 combine

Larry fills the fuel tank of the S680 combine

A beautiful fall morning in the soybean field at Carnahan & Sons.

A beautiful fall morning in the soybean field at Carnahan & Sons.  Look at that beautiful sky!

View from the combine cab while working at the Huey farm.

View from the combine cab while working at the Huey farm.

It’s been a very good fall to work on #harvest16

Grateful farmers…

 

 

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