In lieu of that, I’d love to see Summertime at your place. Mr. Linky is over at Americanmum.
Summertime on the farm brings the wheat harvest. We harvest it with the same combine as we do corn, with a different head, used for beans, wheat and oats. Kevin planted the wheat in September, then it grows a bit and is dormant over the winter and is ready to harvest in July. It’s called winter wheat.
When the grain tank on the combine gets full, Kevin transfers the wheat to a grain wagon via the unloading auger.
The straw and the chaff come out behind the combine. Tomorrow Kevin will go out to rake and bale the straw into big round bales to use for bedding for the cattle, mulch for the garden and to sell.
Here we have a cool picture of the Iowa sky, with the corn behind the Deere 6400 (the only Deere tractor we have–Kevin prefers Olivers and Whites) and the combine in the foreground.
The sun setting behind one of the silos. Silos are used to make silage–which is the entire corn stalk and ears chopped up and left to ferment. We feed it to the cattle in the winter when we don’t have pasture.
There you have it. Summertime on the farm–at least today– and a little lesson in farming. Thanks to my dad for taking these pictures as he was driving the tractor and wagons!