Wednesday, August 8, 2012

There was a murder in my yard yesterday...

did you pop in expecting this???

these guys are always a noisy bunch...

scares the cats to death...

they come in every now and then...

raise a fuss and move on...

just one more day of this and we get a cooling off period...
there's a 60% chance of rain tomorrow...
all day tomorrow...

farmers came into the elevator yesterday to have some corn checked...
moisture is 38%...
needs to be below 20%...
but they say they are going to have to start picking with it green anyway...
when the ears drop, they drop to hang and dry...
the ears are falling off and hitting the ground...
they can't get them off of the ground...
if we get high winds, it will lay the corn down...
again, they can't get it off the ground...

this is going to be a pain in the butt harvest...
they can only dry so much at a time...
they will have to run the dryer 24/7 and won't be able to keep up...
wet corn molds fast...
it can also explode in the bins...
wet corn clogs augers and equipment...
the farmers need to get everything oiled so there are no sparks from the combines...
one spark and the fields will go up...

it is not going to be a happy harvest...
when the farmers are stressed, they take short cuts...
that leads to accidents...
and even death...

if we get the bad storms tomorrow...
they won't have to worry about it...
just plow it under in the spring...
those that do no till...
beans go in after corn...

the farmers are covered better with the crop insurance if they lose the whole field than trying to pick 1/10 of what's supposed to be there...

they also were talking long range weather...
another warm winter with little precip...
and another summer coming like this one...
let's hope not...

praying for rain here...
we need 4 inches to get moisture back in the ground...
praying for a safe harvest...
we need divine intervention here and we need it bad...

2 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me... -Erma Bombeck

I liked this on your site. I had all her books.

NanaDiana said...

I am sorry to hear that about hear corn. I think it is amazing that it is so flipping dry and yet the corn moisture content is high because it has to be harvested early. I think your hubby is going to be a busy boy in the upcoming weeks. xo Diana