Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sun Sets as Barley Harvest Begins

The cool of evening was setting in as I pulled next to the barley field we are combining.
Today was the hottest day of the summer and it made for great dry down conditions. We started combining around five this afternoon.
Of course, sunset does not mean we stop the harvest. Combining will continue until the straw gets wet with dew and too tough to go through the machine. On a hot August night that might be the wee hours of the morning. 
Harvest 2009 is underway.

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