Half way through....
|Nathan waiting for his turn riding with Daddy on the Combine.|
Can you believe it...June 12th and we are at least 1/2 way through with Harvest 2012. I believe I heard the Farmer say that we have about 3 days of cutting left (I might be off on that as we were talking at 10:30 last night and I was a bit sleepy).
This year has been so ODD. The Farmer actually took the combine out and did his first test cutting on MAY 30! ***I think he did this mostly just to say that he had actually cut wheat in May...but nonetheless...the fact that it was even slightly ready to cut was amazing*** If I remember correctly, he first tried the soybean wheat and it was at a 15 moisture on the 30th of MAY! They officially started cutting that field a few days later on June 1st I believe. It wasn't the best wheat we have, but it was ready!
Officially, I would say that Harvest started on June the 4th...but that is just me because that is when they started trying for every day! By June 6th, they were able to find enough dry wheat to harvest every day consecutively! So...you pick...June 4th or June 6th...either way...it is EARLY June!
|New Combine. It is Bigger...It is Flexible...It is the Farmer's new toy :0)|
|Loading up...the Boys have their lunches!|
Uncle Mark is here helping with the Harvest! We are so blessed to have him here as an extra person to help with moving, hauling, trucking, etc. Not to mention I think the Farmer enjoys having him ride combine with him from time to time - great brotherly bonding time!~ (I think Uncle Marvin would love to be here but since he works at a grain elevator...he's kinda tied up during harvest time! But we are blessed to have Uncle Marvin come to help with the cows...like when Jonny broke his leg....Uncle Marvin came to help Grandpa finish working them.) I can't say enough - though I know I don't say it as often as I should - how blessed we are to have a family that works together!
|Here Unlce Mark is taking the loaded grain cart up the hill to Grandpa |
who is waiting with the truck.
|Had to get the 6088 in there to show the new combine....|
|Daddy was making them laugh about 'cheese'|
I was waving at them trying to get Ethan to look at me!
|Nathan helping to shut the door!|
|Off they go to cut some wheat!|
Look at that massive header...I know they make bigger ones, but I'm just not used to it yet!
|Here they go.....|
|See Uncle Mark...way to the left!|
|Here Uncle Mark and Grandpa are 'conferencing'.|
Now I'm off to take a nap while Ethan is sleeping, Abi is reading, and the boys are occupied...for those also harvesting...HAPPY HARVEST!
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