” It’s time to clean Seed Wheat.”
Oh, those words can sometimes bring dread to young hearts. But it’s something that has to be done on the farm every year around this time. During wheat harvest, we save a certain amount of each variety of wheat and store it in our bins. This has to be taken out and cleaned — the shriveled kernels, the joint grass and ect. taken out so we can have good seed to plant this coming fall. Here is a brief summery of what we do:
Get set up! This seed cleaner was bought at a farm auction some years back. After a few modifications it works just fine for us. The blower was also bought at an auction-what would we do without them- for $2. Although it was origanally intended for leaf collecting, it seems quite happy blowing the chaff out.
Gather the necessities. A buddy to talk to and some snacks are a good start.
Flip the breakers and start! It’s not the fanciest set up, but it saves the farm quite a lot of money year to year by doing this ourselves rather than hiring done.
Dont forget to eat. They keep it running nonstop, so lunch is a “fancy” pick nick. Fancy meaning there are chairs involved.
This is hot dusty work. And maybe a bit tedious.
Thank you Men for just Getting It Done!