Field work is progressing along really well. They started harvest with making earlage. This is when they chop the corn, from the ear up, to make feed for the steers they raise. This happened between rains in September and into October.
From there they went to combining corn. Typically they harvest beans next but the beans were too wet from all the rain.
Carver was out for a ride with Grandpa when they were on corn harvest.
He really had a good time once he got over the noise.
It was pretty exhausting for him as he fell asleep on the ride home and Kalissa had to carry him and put him to bed.
On Saturday Buck came home and had Scotty with. Lucy stayed home with mom. (I love her head of hair!) She’s growing lots and is a smart cookie already saying “momma” and “dada”. She’ll be one in December.
We missed seeing her but there will be more chances when she’s a little bigger and takes car rides a little bit better.
Buck always comes home sometime in the fall and rides in the combine with Hubby. It’s their thing….This year, Scotty came with.
They switch over to harvesting soybeans. Beans are WAY more picky about the weather and typically completely harvested by now. If all goes well they have two-ish days left.
If you look close you can see Hubby and Scotty in the combine. Combines are so nice now days. They have “buddy seats”.
Manufacturers of combines finally realized that farming is a family operation and families were missing their farmers. What a blessing for the additional buddy seats.
They have about 400 acres of corn left. That would be from 4-6 days worth. With corn they had some 100 acre days but also some 80 acres days. It all depends on what cattle work needs to be done before they can get to the field.
In the middle of harvest they got in 250 (or so) new beef calves. They are what Hubby terms as “Bawlers”. They are newly weaned and beller a lot. They are all due for health updates so Monday is the day to run them all through the head gate and get them up to date. That’s a day little harvesting will be happening. Harvest is moving into November but the guys, even with the setbacks, are getting caught up. That is such a relief. We’ve had snow flakes floating by occasionally and that always is a scare but so far, so good.
With any luck, I’ll have a husband back by Thanksgiving. Sadly even after the crop is harvested, there is still lots of extra work to be done….round baling, tillage and the like. I’ve done really well so far not wallowing in missing him…way better than most harvest seasons. I hope I can keep that up to the end.