Thursday, November 20, 2014

Harvest ends...

I am happy to report that we finished our 2014 harvest on Saturday night, November 15th. The last hour we combined in falling snow. It is a great feeling to be done! Our harvest this year lasted 72 days. It was filled with rainy days, mud, snow, hot weather, cold weather and everything in between. After all was said and done, it was our most successful harvest ever. Our yields this year were the best we have ever produced. We feel very blessed and fortunate to have experienced this. And most importantly we couldn't have done it with out the help of all our family and employees. Everyone played an instrumental part in our business' success.  

In the coming days we will be washing machinery, taking down augers, catching up in the office and hopefully starting a large tile project. I'll try to grab more pictures for the next update.  

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Snow starting to fall while we were harvesting our last 10 acres.
Finished!  Through the falling snow headed back home.
FOR SALE: 2013 Demco 1150 grain cart. Tracks, tarp, and scales were all added brand new this fall.  These are the new design Camoplast tracks just released; 36" by 10' foot print.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 4th...

Harvest continues to roll on. We are down to our last 40 acres of soybeans and a mere 700 acres of corn.  Mother Nature continues to pound us with rains we don't need this time of year. Due to the wet field conditions we have added tracks to the combine and added a tracked grain cart. This allows our machinery to somewhat "float" on top of the mud and not sink in as bad as traditional tires.  

Yields remain good and moisture levels in our corn have dropped to where we no longer need the dryer and can put the grain directly in our bins. Unfortunately, due to the wet field conditions there are a lot of machinery ruts in many, many fields in our geography. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate where farmers can get out and till the ruts so as to level them up for the winter's freeze and thaw.

I'm hopeful my next post will be soon and I can proclaim that we have wrapped up our 2014 harvest...

Trying out the tracks on the combine on our Nortonville farm.