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Monday, October 13, 2014

Harvest Day 16: Rain Is a Good Thing...

Well, maybe not if you have too much, but this rain delay is allowing me to catch up on the rest of my life after spending a good part of the past 4 days in a combine.  Let's review what happened:


Well, our girls tried their hardest.  They won the first tournament; actually, both 6th AND 5th grade girls won trophies...... Woo # 18

....but the county tourney did not see the same outcome.  They played very hard, and we are so proud of them, but the crappy thing about playing a game is that in order to have a winner, the opponent has to lose.  On a fun side, my little great nephew and his folks came to watch!

Do you see any resemblance in these two faces?  Miss Bear and Miss A.  Bear reminds me of my niece all the time~! The team was  sad a day or two, but now we are on to basketball practices.  First game is November 12.

Here are some views from the field.  We worked all week on a 360 acre corn field, and as of last night there might be 30 acres left.  It really does take a long time to pick corn, especially when there is a lot of it.  In an average year, one acre of corn should produce around 180 bushel to the acre.  An average acre of soy beans will produce 55 bushel of beans.  So a hopper, grain cart, and semi fill up three times faster with corn than with beans.  

This corn is crazy tall!  I'm  5'4", and the ear is above my head!

Playing with the setting on my new camera/phone!
The sky changed so much this past week.  Here a few views out the combine window:

Oh, and just so I didn't forget how to cook, Tall Guy wanted me to get as much of the food prep done as possible so it would be easier for him to put our lunches together.......REALLY!?!?!?!?!  YEP!

I did have some company in the combine:

And I added a few more skills to my resume by driving the automatic semi and the tractor/grain cart/ auger wagon!

Today has been spent trying to put the house back in order, catch up on laundry, and I still need to reconcile my bank account.  

I also might have spent just a wee bit of my day reading Voyager (Outlander).  This series of books are great reading despite the many pages.  I'm totally sucked in to the lives of Jaime and Claire!  Have you read or are you reading The Outlanders series????

Oops!  Time to help with science homework!  Hope you all stay safe out there.  We might be having a nasty weather event tonight or tomorrow.  Stay tuned!


  1. Cool windmill & sunset pics!

  2. I read Outlander, but not anything else in the series, yet! Into the Wilderness is another great historical fiction series.

  3. Beautiful pictures! The sunsets over the farm are amazing. WTG to the girls Volleyball team!!



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