Monday, October 1, 2012

Corn Harvest Begins Before October

 The corn has been patiently waiting for its harvest. Now that the soybeans are finished, we can hardly wait to start. To be harvesting corn in September is unusual in GriggsDakota. This has been a hot dry year.
 The combine changes attire for the occasion. It will wear its corn head for the rest of the season. It is so dry and the corn stalks are so sharp, that it is no longer safe for me to drive through fields to take photographs. I will try to stay on roadways.
We take our harvested grain to air bins for storage. It is not quite dry enough to store without some form of drying and an air bin will dry it down for safe long term storage. 
 Corn is piling up at area elevators and so we will store our corn on the farm for a while. In order to do that, our trucks are working hard. The old faithful trucks are busy hauling corn off the fields while our newer trucks hit the road to move wheat and barley.
 Old Red has been busy with trips back and forth, field to bin site.
This is the final crop to be harvested in GriggsDakota for this season. Even though this is an early start, we press on with urgency, because once we hit October, the weather can change quickly. 
We are on the home stretch in GriggsDakota.

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