Harvest Season Begins

August 10, 2015

Yeesh. It's been a month since my last post-- time must fly faster in the summer. That's what I'm going to blame it on, at least. 

 

So first major update is that our own small grains have been harvested, and after we were hit with a July hail storm, I'm not unhappy with how they yielded out all things considered. 

 

This has been my happy view for many an afternoon during the past two weeks

 Earlier, when we were combining our barley, we spent significant time in the hopper of the combine inspecting the sample coming through the machine. Because the primary purpose of this barley is to go to a custom malter in the Twin Cities, it was critical that the barley hull remain undamaged as it goes through the thresher. 

 My fearless co-pilot climbed into the hopper each time to inspect the crop. Handsome and brave. Some men have it all... 

 This is the same field that just a month ago, we took this picture

 Goodness, this is a framer, don't you think?

 

Give me a few months. I'm sure I won't feel this jazzed about harvest season when we're deep in the slog of October. 

 

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