The weather is nice, although it is starting to be cold at night. We woke up to 40* this morning. Autumn days do warm up nicely.
About 10:30 Friday morning Terry started the process of combining the pinto beans.
The pinto beans are being picked up and run through the combine. It always amazes me that a bunch of plants can go through a huge machine and come out whole.
It is a simple as that, but it does require concentration….if the driver goes too fast the pinto beans will be cracked and therefore unsellable, if you go too slow the plants will wad up and bind somewhere in the first part of the combine. Once again you will lose all your sellable pinto beans.
If your field isn’t dry you will get wads in the combine and will have to stop.
Wads always have to be dug out by hand. 😦
Yesterday was a good productive day…the field was dry, the combine driver (having 50 some odd years of driving a combine 🙂 ) knew what he was doing so could make steady headway.
Since the dew was extremely heavy on Saturday he wasn’t able to start until 1:00 in the afternoon.
Harvest…what we work for all year!
Friday night we had company drive in….Misty and the two little girls! They are only here for the weekend because Linkin has a birthday party with her BFF.
Grandpa and I feel really lucky. They will head home today sometime after lunch. But first the little girls get ride in the bean truck to deliver the pintos to the Beanery!
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