Thursday, October 16, 2014

Curious Cattle Watch the Harvest

 Cattle are curious when we have the combines nearby.
It doesn't happen that often, but they don't get excited by the noise or bustle of the harvest crew. The herd feels secure in their fence.
But the cattle hang around where they can see what's happening in the field, and we enjoy the view of the pastures. 
We are still combining soybeans. 
 The weather has been "practically perfect in every way," to quote Mary Poppins.
 I think that the sky is bluer in October than it is the rest of the year.
There is so much going on when we unload soybeans on the go. There are soybeans coming into the combine hopper and being augered out at the same time. With tractor, grain cart, combine and the moving crop to manage all at the same time, the drivers need to be alert. 
Combining is dusty work, and we are glad to have cabs to work from. The plants are brittle and dry. The soybeans are at safe storage moisture and so can go directly into a grain bin on the farm. 
As the dust settles on this field and we move on to the next one in GriggsDakota.

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