Monday, October 17, 2011

Corn harvest is done!

Harvest has gone very smoothly this year for us.  And....Saturday, we knew if we worked hard we could get the corn combining finished.  I had an appointment in town at noon, and Roger needed to go to a customer's to do weigh checks mid-afternoon.  So...we made a plan to get the field done.  When I was finished in town, I headed out to the farm to take over combining for Roger.  That sounds easy, right?  However, I have not run the combine before just the grain cart.  I had a quick 15 minute crash course, and Roger was off leaving me in the field all by myself.  I had plenty of wagons to fill so I just got to work! 

My Saturday afternoon fun!
Roger left at about 2:30 p.m. and got back about 6:00 p.m.  By this time, Jacob, our extra help, had returned from hauling loads with the semi to dump the wagons I had filled.  Roger then jumped in the combine, and JM and I were back in the grain cart.  Needless to say, we finished the field Saturday night around midnight.  As much as we all love this time of the year, it is still a great feeling to have that last field finished.  Now we can move on to baling corn stalks, hauling manure, and getting ready for new calves to come in this weekend.  There is never a dull moment here!