Harvest Week 4

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Jerry has been trucking along, he always tells me it will take 5 weeks to finish harvest, you have your really productive days and days where your’re broke down and don’t harvest a single acre. We’ve had plenty of both this year. The weather has been holding out pretty well but the coop was completely full of soybeans so he wasn’t allowed to haul any in and switched back to corn.

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This past weekend (Nov. 12-13) he was able to get the last of the soybeans finished up when the coop started accepting beans again. The coop already has two large corn piles on the ground because the bins are full. Jerry has about 180 acres left of corn to get done split between three fields. Two of the fields are pretty far from home so we got all the equipment moved over this weekend so he could get started Monday morning. Since it is so far away he is hauling the corn to the ethanol plant in Adams which will also give a higher price for the commodity. At the ethanol plant they  take the corn and process it by fermentation and distilling and turn it into other products and byproducts.

This weekend we also got the electric fencing put up around some cornstalks at the home place and got some Angus heifers out on stalks. I drove the tractor and laid out the wire, Jerry secured it to the T-posts, then we went around the field again I drove the truck/trailer and he looped the wire on the electric fence posts and stretched the wire tight. It only took us a few hours Sunday and he was very thankful for my help.
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