October 3rd, 2016
Harvest has begun! This is always my favorite time of year, not just because it is payday, but because you get to see the fruit of your labor. So far, the yields have been great. We have had a year with steady water, but not too much at any one time.
I snapped this second picture this morning for a couple of reasons. It continues to be such a wet fall…if it’s not raining, we’ve had plenty of fog. We have an usual amount of corn harvested compared to soybeans. We always intend to harvest as many soybeans as we can first because they are more susceptible to poor weather later. Because of the moisture, the soybeans have held on and not matured as quickly as usual. We have only harvested our earliest variety of beans so far. The other reason to snap this picture was to show you what a cover crop looks like right now. After we harvested the corn, we planted cereal rye on the harvested corn field. The picture of the tractor and seeder is actually in the same spot as the foggy morning picture. You can see today that the rye is starting to come through pretty good.
We are about 23% done with harvest right now…wish the prices were higher, but its always fun to bring in a big crop!