Bean Harvest! Dad and Mom sure have been having a hard time getting all those pinto beans out of the field.
First the belt broke on the auger (day one) so the hopper had to be emptied BY HAND from the combine into the truck.
That was a huge job.
Boomer and I took it seriously and stayed out of the way.
Besides it was really super-hot! Super-hot like that just takes everything out of you.
Then everything was going along really good
Boomer and I were helping….
right after supper the folks headed back out and it
STARTED TO RAIN!
Rain is NOT good.
Everything grinds down to halt.
It messes up the whole works.
Dad said maybe by four this afternoon he can begin again…the rows of beans have to be dry, VERY DRY, to combine or the combine won’t pick up the beans.
The other sad thing about the rain is it rained on the hay. Dad was going to bale first thing this morning, but now he can’t do that either. Rained on hay is not good…rained on hay can ruin the protein of the hay. Dad is up there checking out the hay to see how much damage occurred. 😦 (Maybe not much, as sometimes the rain will miss areas of the farm.)
It was muddy enough Mom walked up to do the irrigation so we ALL walked with her…
all three of us…
every step of the way.
The rain helped cool stuff off so the evening was rather nice.
Well, back to work…it’s warming up so Boomer and I
in before the work starts.