Here we are…on the third day of the pinto bean harvest.
First the pinto beans are pulled and gathered into a row.
Then Terry will go back in and run a blade under the row, lifting up any plants still attached to the soil.
After which we wait a spell…it all depends on the weather…sun, heat, wind, or rain
After which he will go back in and combine the now dry plants. Once he combines them (shelling the bean pods and putting them into the hopper; loaded onto a large grain truck)
Here is where we are in our farming process—-all the alfalfa is sold, the pinto beans are in the beginning of the process to completion…we are still irrigating the corn.
(Plus we are still irrigating the alfalfa fields…it would not do to have the alfalfa fields go into the winter dehydrated. IF that were to happen there would not be any alfalfa to turn into hay next year. 🙂
So that is the big excitement here….the first steps of the pinto bean harvest!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,