Saturday, August 20, 2011

Feeding America, Day 9 of Harvest 2011

From my kitchen window, I've been seeing a flurry of activity as the farmers around us in Genesee are either getting ready to get in the field or they are already harvesting their crops.  It is a busy time and many farmers including us have seasonal help from our high school kids to help get our crops in.  School starts next week and due to the late harvest, I've heard talk that the school officials may delay the start of school until after the Labor Day holiday to aid the farmers.   This would be a good thing for us as well our other farm friends.

The video below is narrated by Farmer Joe who, along with Farmer Jay have their CDL license to drive the semi trucks.  This was Joe's turn and you get to see what he sees  as the grain is loaded into the semi, a view of driving down the road, and when the semi unloads at the grain terminal. 

Our high school seasonal help, Ryan who drive the tractor
that pulls the grain cart

An employee that unloads the grain posing for Joe 
A blow out on the truck, this was the 2nd one within 2 days

Farmer Joe snapping a picture of the damaged tire
Stay tuned for Monday's harvest blog as a songwriter/producer is going to film our wheat harvest for his music video.  Once I get permission from Kevin, the artist, I will post it!  As always, thanks for stopping by and email me at if you have questions or comments.  Plus leave posts too.  All my best, Gayle

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