Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finishing the Soybeans

Barring unforeseen complications, the soybean harvest should wrap up today. 
 It has been a long season, with many interruptions, but we are glad to be finishing in October.
 Overall, the crop has yielded inconsistently.
 We had a very dry growing season, and some fields yielded poorly. 
Other fields, even those nearby, might be better than we expected. The Summer rains came in spotty showers, which caused this to happen. 
The recent dry days have helped move the harvest along, but as soon as the sun goes down, the soybean vines take on moisture that make it impossible to continue into the dark.
Farmer Fred and the gang are relieved to see the sun set on the 2013 soybean harvest.

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