Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AdFarm 2012: You Have Barley

 The Barley on the AdFarm field was swathed by Farmer Fred last Friday.
The days have been hot in GriggsDakota. 
 So by Monday it was ready to go.
 It has been surprisingly muggy despite the dry conditions, but the breeze combined with hot days and nights have dried the fields.
We've had some breakdowns, so we put the 1682 to work picking up swaths. 
Grandpa Sonny is happy to be back as a combine driver this season.
What a difference a year makes.  Last year we were combining through muddy fields and added 
This year it is very dry, but the barley beat the drought and is yielding well. 
Jake keeps the grain cart  moving back and forth while we keep the trucks along the edge of the field.
The challenge of the day was to keep the combines from filling up before we had a truck on the line to haul it away. 
That is an issue, but not a problem. AdFarm shareholders should be smiling. 
Sterling Onyx, our black beauty is pretty dusty this year. 
 Everyone, including Old Red is pitching in without complaint.
The barley is coming off the field light colored and beautiful. 
 AdFarmers, the barley is in the bin.
You now officially have a crop in GriggsDakota.

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