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Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 9: We Are Done with Harvest 2014......Sort of!

Woo to the Hoo!  I told you all last night that I thought Tall Guy would stick it out until he picked the last stalk of corn in the field across the road, and he did it!

I'm kind of glad I wasn't out there to finish with him because the last part of the last field we had to pick was a stretch that I talked about this spring, and I didn't' want to be the one in the combine to find any tile hole the hard way.  Click here to refresh your memories as to what constitutes a date on the farm.

Yeah, that's one of the spots.  Miraculously, the tile guys must have done a great repair job because there were no reports of sinking combines out in the field that last night. 

So Yippie Skippie!  We are finished with Harvest 2014, except we actually are not.  We have an family that we do custom work for.  That means that we go down and plant, then come back and harvest their crops.  It's about 200 acres of corn and beans in the next county south.  It's been a bit wet down there, and I'm hoping all goes well.  We really don't want to "bury the combine" this close to being all the way done.  "burying the combine" means getting it stuck so far into the ground that you cannot get it out without special help, like a big tow truck... a really big tow truck.

If you think our work is done just because the last bean and kernel of corn is in the bin, you would be wrong.  Time to work ground before it gets frozen, and clean up all the equipment before we put it away for Harvest 2015!  And let's not forget about the 4-H calves....... Keep on coming back, we aren't going too far, and there is still quite a bit to do here on the farm.

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