Monday, October 3, 2011

It's a hurry up and wait harvest season

I'm beginning to feel like an undertaker.  They set around waiting, then when they are needed everything has to be ready right now.  This Fall is kind of like that.  The most common thing I hear talking to other farmers is "Yep, I'm caught up with the dry___."

We have had some good harvesting days,
cut almost all the early planted beans
including some no-tilled into corn stalks
Planted wheat,
caught up with the harvested ground.
 We have about 35 acres of wheat left to plant. But since it still has corn standing it may be a week or two before we get to it.  I was actually impressed.  We planted 225 acres of wheat in 2 days.  Didn't get started until 9:30 or later because of heavy dew and getting things ready.  First day stopped at Noon to go eat, second day Aman had to quit early for both a funeral visitation and a wedding ... and I was home by 6 PM.

This week we have maybe a day's running then we'll catch up to the dry beans again. I've not pushed a pencil to it, but my top of the head guess is we are about 1/3 done with first crop beans.  We're trying to decide if we should plant a bit more wheat.  I'm not sure if we ordered too much seed wheat or if the company sent us too much, but we have PLENTY of seed on hand.
If you need some seed wheat give Aman a call.

The new seed tender
 (OK, the loaner until ours comes in) worked beautifully.  Takes a bit of getting used to, but does what we hoped.

So we sit and get ready, then hit the ground running until we catch up, then we sit and wait some more.  

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