My farmer hubs proposed to me almost one year to the day after our first date. Whether he would admit it or not, I knew we would get married about six months in. I spent the next six months waiting for him to pop the question. After we were engaged my farmer explained that he … Continue reading The Seasons of Farming
Most wheat harvests take about a week. It's a long, intense week that starts mid-morning and runs well past sundown for five to six days in a row, but it doesn't stop, take breaks or run on for weeks at a time. But #WheatHarvest16 has been a very different type of harvest. This year the combines … Continue reading #WheatHarvest16: What Is a Bushel?
Well, it's day 7 and it's raining, again. At this rate we should finish wheat harvest by Halloween. I'm joking but I think everyone is getting tired of the stop-and-go routine. But the rain is good for the fall crops so we shall be patient. Because I don't have any stellar updates on harvest, I … Continue reading #WheatHarvest16, Where Does the Wheat Go?
The rain that forced us out of the fields Wednesday kept us from cutting wheat Thursday. However, after a day of 100 degree temps, the combine was rolling again by lunch on Friday. During harvest dad time is hard to come by. He's up and out the door by 8 a.m. and doesn't return home … Continue reading #WheatHarvest16, Day 3 & 4
It was a day of two extremes. Not wanting anyone to get cold, Mother Nature decided to crank the heat Wednesday morning. By noon the mercury was hitting 100 and by 3 p.m. it was well into the triple digits. But all that heat and humidity kicked up storms and by supper, rain, hail and … Continue reading #WheatHarvest 16, Day 2
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
Wheat harvest is now complete in Central Kansas and finishing up across the remainder of the state. The wheat is now at the elevator and on its way to flour mills and other processing facilities to be turned into food to feed the world. But the second part of the harvest is still sitting in … Continue reading A Second Harvest
We’ve added a few members to the Sawyer Farm family over the past month. Austin, who has been helping Derek and his father, Doug, on the farm for more than three years, welcomed son Caysen with girlfriend Ashley in May. A few weeks later, Derek’s middle brother, Lucas, expanded his family when his wife, Kayla, … Continue reading Farming is Family