One of the things about growing corn, and selling it by contract, you MUST have enough corn to fill the contract, or you will be penalized. So far (for about four years now) we have hit the marked with the amount we are supposed to deliver. The Elevator will take a few tons over, but not huge amounts.
This year we had 50 tons over the amount for fall delivery…we can deliver in March but not now. (That gives the elevator all winter to disperse of the corn).
My helper searching for corn kernels to munch on.
Two weeks into December and we are finally finished! Also we beat the winter storm, which pounded the California region and is now spreading rain and snow along the Rocky Mountains. This storm will move out of here today and head toward the bread basket of the United States pushed along with a very fast wind. Tomorrow until Thursday we are slated to have sunshine (BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE).
Once we got the combined cleaned up and put to bed, the dump truck swept out and parked (he has ordered the booster for the brakes–he will work on them next week),
the auger (thats the auger with the green) slid back in it’s spot by the bins,
and the top on the grain bin we gave a HUGE SIGH of RELIEF!
Then yesterday afternoon we headed to Grand Junction to do a bit of shopping. I buy most of all things in Delta, but sometimes I need to go to the Whole Foods in Grand Junction for some stuff I either can’t make well, or I can’t make at all.
Today is Sunday…always, always we take this day off before the week starts again.
Thank you each and everyone for your support, cheers of encouragement and interest in our life on a western Colorado farm.
Your much relieved friend,