Greetings from the wheat fields of Central Kansas! We officially got rolling on #WheatHarvest16 yesterday. The weather was perfect, the wheat was ripe and the machinery was working. When all is said and done, we will cut about 1,000 acres of wheat this year. That's a large wheat crop for our farm so this harvest will … Continue reading #WheatHarvest16 Day 1
It's been nearly a month since I've updated my blog and I promise my absence isn't a reflection of inactivity on the farm. Far from it! It has been a month of wheat harvest, milo planting, family trips and all the other things that make life busy for my family of three. There has been … Continue reading Where Has The Time Gone?
Wheat harvest is essential to the farming process. Wheat has to move from the field to the bins. But harvest is also essential to the rural community and culture. Each year, once the combines hit the field, I hear from friends and family members who have memories, stories and a past time with combines and … Continue reading A Family Tradition
When people think of wheat harvest, combines come to mind. But there is so much more happening in the wheat fields outside our home. Following the combine is the baler, collecting the stalks of the wheat and creating round bales to use for bedding and feed for our cattle this winter. After that, the planter … Continue reading Combines, Balers and Planters Oh My!