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.
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.
Whatever we cut, has to go onto the truck to be hauled to the elevator.
Unfortunately, the wheat was not quite ready, so we will try it all again tomorrow.