GETTIN TESTY WITH IT

It Wheat Harvest Time!!  We  don’t, however just decide one day that “it’s time to cut!’  We ‘test cut’ to check the moisture level.  The elevator cannot dump wet wheat.  20160619_145219

We keep records of which field was planted to what variety and on what date.  Some varieties mature earlier than others.  Of course, we try them first.  A walk out in a field for a close look can tell us a lot about the readiness.

Sometimes it’s just a guess though, so we move to another field.  This involves dropping Hubby off at the combine.  Following him down the road.  Wondering for the 100th time why somebody hasn’t taken time to wash the windshield.

We cut a sample with the combine.  The combines have moisture testers built into their systems, but it’s a touchy process.  We also have a hand tester that we double check with.

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Whatever we cut, has to go onto the truck to be hauled to the elevator.

 

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Unfortunately, the wheat was not quite ready, so we will try it all again tomorrow.

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10 thoughts on “GETTIN TESTY WITH IT

  1. dayphoto June 20, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    This is so cool! We stopped growing grain (barley and wheat) many years ago. But it’s always a huge treat when harvest (of any kind) starts! Good luck tomorrow….may the wind and rain stay far, far, away!

    Linda

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  2. Kim June 21, 2016 / 1:05 am

    Sounds like the process requires lots of patience.

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    • Donkey Driver June 21, 2016 / 3:31 am

      It does require patience, but also reminds us of who is in charge….not us! Thanks Kim. 😊

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  3. Ann Coleman June 21, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    This post brought back memories of when I lived in central Kansas, where the farmers also grew winter wheat. We lived in town, by the grain elevators, and they were always very busy then. Best wishes for a speedy and successful harvest!

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    • Donkey Driver June 27, 2016 / 3:17 am

      Thank you Ann! It’s amazing how much activity there is at the elevators, isn’t it?😀

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