Monday, August 20, 2018

Mid August...

Harvest is quickly approaching and we are working to get all the equipment and grain bins ready.  The corn crop looks good, but will not be a record for us in this geography.  As for the soybeans, the jury is still out on them but they do look really good at this point.  The kids started school today and the time continues to fly by.  Below are pictures of some of the things we've been up lately.  My next update will include harvest photos. 

Dave K from Consolidated Grain & Barge in Illinois brought nonGMO corn buyers from Japan by the farm for a tour of the growing crop. It was interesting to listen to them talk about their concern of certainty of a supply of this grain every year; regardless of a drought as well as what they use this grain for in Japan.

We also had a group of farmers from all over Australia stopped by the farm as well. They gave the crops and machinery a good inspection.  It was a great time visiting with them about farming Down Under versus what we do here.

A Friday evening crop tour from the air with the boys.

Mowing roadsides at our Williamsville farm.