The soybeans are dry and ready to go. We try to discipline ourselves to never see our fields as our final crop. The grain should at least be in the bin, or better yet, sold and delivered. It drives us to keep pushing through the long hours, days, weeks, and months of harvest season.
We enjoy the journey from crop to crop, changing methods, managing details as we watch the season change.
In October 2009, our soybean field looked like this. It is hard to remember how cold and miserable it was a year ago this week. Eventually we were able to harvest this field, but weather takes its toll in GriggsDakota.
As Farmer Fred opens this field it is clear that this has been a good year to grow soybeans on this ground.
The pods filled well and each plant produced an impressive number of pods.
The beans are plentiful and dry.
It's now official, we have soybeans in GriggsDakota.