Finally We Have Begun—-Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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.Β  Once he combines them (shelling the bean pods and putting them into the hopper; loaded onto a large grain truck)

The loads of pinto beans will be hauled to The Beanery where the beans will be sorted, cleaned, bagged and sold.Β  Afterward we get our paycheck for the year!

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.Β  IF that were to happen there would not be any alfalfa to turn into hay next year. πŸ™‚

So that is the big excitement here….the first steps of the pinto bean harvest!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




25 thoughts on “Finally We Have Begun—-Wednesday, August 29, 2018

  1. i have eaten pinto beans on my lunchtime salad in your honor the last two days. one of our local places has been putting them on the salad bar lately. this is my first time eating them … and i do like the taste. best wishes for your harvests. the neighbor who farms our land says it’s a good year for both the soybeans and corn here. bean plants are shorter than usual, but loaded w/good pods, he says. –suz in ohio


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