Jay says harvest is going really well so far. Praise God, we have not been hit by any hail at all this season, which is a first in many many years. I just saw a picture of a farm in a town about 30 minutes away from us who's crop was wiped out 100% from hail in a recent storm. God has been so good to the farm. They're combining the best crops of wheat they've ever grown at about 60 bushels/acre. Actually, I just verified with Jay that their wheat on wheat stubble, meaning that they seeded wheat on a field that was wheat last year as well, is producing 55 bu/ac and wheat that was seeded on canola stubble is doing 62 bu/ac. To put that in a bit of perspective, their wheat crops usually do about 50 bu/ac.
Jay hired on one of our friends from Rosebud to truck for them this harvest and it's been a big help as there's so much work to do right now! They still need to swath the canola crops and want to get these amazing wheat crops combined as soon as they can!
Jay figured Braden should have some work boots, if he's going to be "working" on the farm this year, so Mom and I went to go get him some cowboy boots. In the store he got distracted by a pick-up truck and horse trailer toy (which was Pepto Bismol PINK by the way!) and he kept saying "I don't like dose boots!" but only because he was more focused on the toy I wouldn't buy for him! But, as anticipated by Mommy-who-knows-best, he now LOVES them! So we wore our boots to go out to the field last night.
You've gotta wear boots and jeans if you're walking through wheat/canola stubble - that stuff hurts and cuts the legs if you don't!
I hope to return later this week when I get my good camera out (these are all iPhone pics) to do another Farming 101 lesson on combining!
P.S. When did he get so BIG?!