Still running around like that crazy, headless chicken, but here is a post from last year that shows you what has us hopping around the farm this time of year!
HEY! I think I missed my blog's birthday a month or so ago! DANG!
Time sure flies when you are living in the fast lane! Enjoy!
Harvest started here on
the farm Wednesday (Actually this year it started Monday) 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
Let me show you how we make our silage that feeds our cattle:
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!