How Do Farmers Harvest Corn?

How do farmers harvest corn? via thefarmerslife.com

On our farm we grow corn for grain. Unlike sweet corn our corn remains in the field until fall when the plant reaches maturity and the grain dries out.  So what kind of equipment do we have to get it out of the field and into our grain bins or off to market? The Combine […]

Farm Week in Pictures 11/22/2014

John Deere 635FD Flex Draper via thefarmerslife.com

Our first full week post-harvest has passed on the farm.  This is about the time of year people start wondering just what it is farmers do in the winter.  Keep up with my Farm Week in Pictures series throughout the winter to see what keeps us occupied in the coming months. Cleanup Time The time […]

Farm Week in Pictures 10/25/2014

Popcorn Harvest via thefarmerslife.com

It finally happened.  We had a full week of dry enough soil and good weather to put in a full week of harvest.  There are quite a few less acres on our farm to harvest now.  We are now around two-thirds done with harvest. Popcorn When we harvest popcorn all three trucks are usually loaded […]

Farm Week in Pictures 10/18/2014

Popcorn Harvest via thefarmerslife.com

We kept somewhat busy during a wet week.  Rain kept us away from harvest Sunday through Saturday.  Our farm has been really wet. Wet Week View the story “East 80 Wet” on Storify High water alert.  Just 2″ of rain made everything wet.  Our soils have been close to saturated since heavy rains came ahead […]

Farm Week Pictures 10/11/2014

Indiana Sunset via thefarmerslife.com

Light rains came to the farm during the week, but we weren’t kept out of the fields for long.  We made some good progress on harvest, and finished Saturday night with the start of popcorn harvest. Harvest Weather Wet weather has made harvest slow, but fall always offers up some picture-worthy sights. A nice shot […]