Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Corn in the Bin-Harvest is Done

 Have we ever been able to say this in October before? Perhaps, but rarely does it happen in GriggsDakota.
 Corn Harvest is Complete.
Every acre is combined and out of the field, but that is not the only good news.
It all came off dry enough to go directly into air bins. It did not have to go through the grain dryer.
Field Man Joe came home to help us out on the weekends and proved a good grain cart driver.
I've told you how farmers like to make each year a little better than the last.
It didn't happen this year, but the corn was better than we hoped it would be after our mid-September frost. 
Farmer Fred will be keeping a close watch on the bins. The corn must be around 20% moisture to go into an air bin. The fans will blow air through the corn to dry it down to a safe storage moisture of about 14%.
This a beautiful sight for late October in GriggsDakota.

3 comments:

  1. Hurray! Dad, you know what that means...it's time to go in.

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  2. Big applause after a long wet year to have harvest done so early is tremendous!

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  3. Woo hoo....so happy for you,,,

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