Our wheat harvest this year has become a saga--
a long, involved story of the wheat crop that
was intended for spring harvest.
Our plan was to chop the wheat when it was green and make
silage for the dairy cows to enjoy eating.
Mother Nature provided a change in our plans when we
experienced rain and cooler temperatures during the
time we should have been in the fields harvesting the crop.
As the green wheat matured, it was decided that a new plan would
be necessary due to the decreased quality for silage making.
Spring harvest turned into summer harvest of a grain crop.
A trip to the field verified the grain was ready for the combine
to begin harvesting the wheat.
Harvesting a grain crop requires planning, organization, and
determination to get the job done.
Once the combine begins the job of cutting the grain,
a cart must be ready to receive the grain when the combine is full.
It was a little like a Chinese fire drill with carts of grain
moving back and forth to the farm to be unloaded.
The final step in our harvest is to load the wheat onto the truck
for hauling. This truck load will be sold on the grain market.
Our wheat harvest saga will continue for several more days
as we move from field to field harvesting that beautiful golden grain.
If you get behind a slow moving grain cart or you meet one
on the road, give them a friendly wave and be a positive part
of the hard working farmer's wheat harvest saga!