Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fixin' Day

Rain today so it's a good time to change oil, grease things, weld things, etc.  Unfortunately, yesterday was full of repairs, so no work was done in the field.  First thing in the morning, the semi wouldn't start.  Didn't see Lynn until after 2:00 for lunch.  An axle broke on a manure wagon.  They carry quite a load! 

Didn't have any good beans and really had some bad beans.  Hoping the corn is looking better than the beans that were planted later.  Did I mention that harvesting the beans is finished?  That's always a good feeling. 

Lynn's MO cousin is coming up on Thursday to help.  He helps every year and it's always pleasant to have him around.  Plus we get to visit with his wife, Becky, as she comes up for a weekend during his visit. 

Make it a grand day! 

Beauty of Autumn in Iowa!  Found all of these things fairly close to home...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Harvest Continues AND Stinky Manure Hauling

Still in beans.  They are drying rather slowly.  Everything will be done at once.  We were in two fields today and they varied from the 20's to the 40's, as far as bushels per acre.  Interesting how different they can be. 

Corn field

  Silver Maple

Iowa State Flower, Wild Rose

 Walnuts in jackets

 Pampas Grass

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


So I didn't have to run the grain cart much today. Yes! Friend, Bobby, did. Dork told everyone I was the one who dumped the beans on the ground. Man.....MAN UP! LOL








  Parker and grandpa

Anybody wanna pick apples?

 great harvest!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Harvest Begins

And we're off!  Actually took out a few fields in the last week and a half.  Had to wait for more soybeans to dry.  Received two calls for manure hauling, so that means Kelly will be doing that and I get the pleasure of running the grain cart.  What that means is driving along beside the combine while it unloads on the cart and then taking them to a semi truck at the edge of the field and dumping them.  When the semi is full, the driver takes it to a bin or to town.  No pictures today, but I'll be there tomorrow!