I'm just wondering if "Tums" and beer will help me get through this harvest (just kidding) but yes we feel like we are in a race to get the crops in before some other crazy weather pattern hits our area. Unfortunately, it is going to be a late harvest due to the cold spring...... big sigh. Here is picture of what the fields look like all around us at the Genesee farm.
|Spring wheat is the green field and the winter wheat field behind the spring wheat|
is ripening - but is a few weeks away until ready to harvest (at the Genesee Farm)
|Moving the combine down the road on a 2 lane highway. Just shows how big the combine is|
|A picture of what the farm parade looks like|
|This combine is next to be moved down and it travels without it's header|
|The 40' header will be towed behind the pick-up on a trailer|
This tractor with the disk will also go as it is for fire prevention... cuz there is dust, chaff and hot equipment and farm fields are miles away from fire departments so extra precaution is a must. After the opening round of wheat is harvested, someone will jump in the tractor and disk up the ground as a "fire wall".
|Do you notice the "Red" theme among the equipment?|
One more semi that will be sent down, and here the hired man, Cody and seasonal help, Ryan are checking lights, brakes lines, and other fun under the truck tasks to make sure everything is working okay. Just so you know, I sped off on my trusty bike in case they had a really yucky job that they would try to pawn off on me (not really, they know to keep in good graces with the one who supplies the cookies) =)
|Cody on the left and Ryan under the truck|
Once again, thanks for stopping by and I will keep you posted as we begin our harvest season. In the meantime, I am still working on the blog to showcase the faces of the other fine folks who keep our nation fed - so come on back soon. Besides quality time with the back pack sprayer, I'm becoming quite chummy with the computer as I work on the farm wedding blog too. Hope all is well for you, and I'll sign off for now. All my best, Gayle (oh and if you have farming questions you want to ask, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org)