With a Grin of Delight—Wednesday, November 14, 2018

(Yes flip-flops…but as of today I’m switching into tennis shoes…it’s just too cold anymore. 🙂 )

I don’t usually go down with Terry to dump the corn at the Elevator…I just have too much stuff to do here at the house.  But his second load he asked if I would go with him

So I did!  🙂  This is the inside where the corn is unloaded.

After the corn is dumped, the floor is swept up, putting each kernel into the elevator.  (I swept the floor.  I’m good at things like that. 🙂 )

The line was long when we left …the semi’s take a whole hour to dump…just to give you an idea of the length of wait time. (But let me tell you, those drivers are not bored, they get out of the trucks and stand around in groups visiting. 🙂  )

Back to the field.  Twilight Terry finished up the last hopper full for the day.

I heard the crows calling as I was coming in from the field.  Change is in the air.

We start again in the early morning.

Propelled forward by a truckload of corn.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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In the Steady Hiss of a Cold Wind—Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Terry took a corn sample down to the Elevator this morning to have moisture checked

It came in at 13%

So we began {again}.

Although the sky was an amazing blue, the air was extremely frigid…a sharp, very sharp wind was blowing, but in the combine…it was toasty warm.

But I’m here to tell you, driving the tractor was a tad cold. Two coats and a hoodie and I forgot my gloves…go figure!

🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,

Linda

CORN HARVEST!!! YA! We Have Begun—-Sunday, November 4, 2018

We have begun!  The last of our crops are now being harvested.  Sometime in the next two weeks, with fingers crossed and the creek doesn’t rise,

Our fields of corn will be at the elevator

Then it will be time to put the whole farm to bed and work on fences until the cows come in.

But all that is down the road a spell…for right now we will enjoy

Getting the corn off the shucks and into the truck!

And down to the Elevator.  This is an old photo from January 2016….the year the corn would NOT dry down until January.  It shows you where we go to deliver our harvest.

Anyway…we are up and running now!

And THAT is a very good thing!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda