Well, as most of you guessed, my Wordless Wednesday photo was a picture of silage, fresh from our corn field! Harvest started here on the farm Wednesday with our first crop. Silage is chopped when the corn is still a bit green, so that it will help "cure" itself in the the silo. You all have probably seen a silo before; it is a tall round tower-like structure, but I bet you never knew what was inside of it! For those of you that do farm, our corn tested about 29-30% moisture. It needs to be down to around 14-15% before we like to pick it to store in our bins, and we store just the kernels in the bins, no cobs or other parts!
Let me show you how we make our silage that feeds our cattle:
Ok, First we have to get out all the equipment. The rule on our farm is to put everything away ready to use the next time, so Tall Guy and his dad usually just give everything a once over with the grease gun, and then we are good to go!
Next, we bring out the wagons. These are special wagons that help move the silage around once it is blown inside. My friend from Cranberry Morning will like the fact that these wagons hale from Wisconsin. I think they are the only red pieces of farm machinery we have around here!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope today and the weekend bring you opportunities for fun and time with your families. The girls and I are headed back out to the soccer field tomorrow for morning games. Woo! At least I am pretty sure it will not rain on us tomorrow. Be safe and happy!