I still can’t wait to get started on the sorebeans. I dumped the rest of the wagons of corn and got switched over to the bean head this morning. Was able to get the auger greased and lubed. When I got moved over to the west farm and started to grease the combine I found the bearings were going out on the tailings elevator upper shaft. It was quite wrenchtaking to get into the shaft in question and the daylight ran out before I was able to get it all back together. Tomorrow’s another day. I’m going to clean up and eat before calling lights out.
Then & there.
Later. That’s the answer to the earlier question, “Monsooner or later?” on the Sore Beans edition here on CoCreator’s Blog. Oops, I mean Cocreator’s New Blog. We’ve had so much rain here in western Iowa over the last few months that it’s hard to believe it. In my thirty three years of growing corn and beans I never have seen two back to back months of perfect rain. Our second grass cutting of hay was as good as the first. Even the foxtail was lush and full.
We have to be cautious where we drive, the wet spots are out there. The ones that haven’t been drained with drainage tile that is. The ones that are going to be are easy to find if the rest of the soil ever gets a chance to dry out. It’s been like living inside a center pivot irrigation crop circle. The rains have been that regular and soaking. The corn was filled out to the tip with nice big ears. I can’t wait to get started in the sorebeans tomorrow.
I don’t know what got into me today. Two posts after a two month hiatus. It must be harvest. I enjoy looking back at these posts after few months or longer. Especially starts and stops. Like reading Sore Beans today after I posted today’s other episode. That post was about getting done planting back in May. Where did the summer go? I’ll never know, I didn’t post it.
Summer’s over. On Wednesday I loaded out the first three semi loads of new crop corn for delivery to Hancock for the grand spot price of $2.88 per bushel. Tuesday September 27th I officially started the 2016 corn harvest. The moisture is testing 18-19% and the test weight is 55 lbs. Not the best weight but drier than I expected.
So we’re off to the races. Hope for me good fortune and I’ll gladly return the favor. Sorry for the brevity but it’s more than I’ve posted in two months. Did you miss me?