Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rain Would Be News, so No News

 Everything has dried out now, including the ground.
The wind and warm weather has accelerated dry down. 
It is unusual to have corn look like this in GriggsDakota before a killing frost. 
The soybeans are dry and ready to go. 
So, we are going as fast as we can. We hope to start soybean harvest next week. 
 The ground is so dry and hard that it has slowed the pinto bean harvest somewhat. The bean price is high and we want to be careful not to leave too many beans in the field.
Some of the soybean fields have shed their leaves leaving the pods visible. 
 Some of the corn is getting brittle, depending on how many drops of water have fallen on it over the growing season. We can't count inches, but even morning dew helps the corn to stand tall and wait for harvest.
Remember, we don't count our fields as a crop until it is in the bin. As long as the rains stay away, we will happily keep on harvesting in GriggsDakota.

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