Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Canola - Slow Start

The canola swaths lay cured and ready for the combine.
Transition from one crop to another is an unpredictable process. We spent most of the afternoon with only one combine in the field. Nothing too serious, but disappointing.
The pods are crisp and ready to give up their small black seeds.
These tiny seeds yield rich healthy canola oil.
It was not the start we hoped for, but the transition is behind us. Canola harvest is underway.
As the day wore on
the yield improved.
Tomorrow we will start hauling canola by semi to the processing plant 90 miles away.
This is a day that the Lord has made,
and we will rejoice and be glad in it.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics and info. I have started to use Canola oil instead of vegetable oil in a lot of my baking. So glad we have farmers like you to produce this crop by us!