Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Harvest Continues

I'm in a much better mood than I was the last time I blogged. Sometimes it just gets to a guy, you know? I figure if I want this blog to be real, I can't blow sunshine up your asses all the time.

So here's some not-sunshine. We picked some bad corn today. Do you remember the greensnap pictures from way back this summer? The wind huffed and puffed and blew some corn down. Some of Grandpa's was worse than I thought. I was sick about it. I talked to our District Sales Manager for seed today, and hopefully, they can do something for Grandpa next year, either through discounted seed or some free stuff. I took some pictures with Dad's camera, but honestly, it's kind of hard to see how bad it is in the pictures. You just have to see it in person to understand it.

I did a quick acre count tonight, and considering we don't lose days to weather or break downs, we could be done by next Friday or Saturday. It feels like we're finally picking up steam, which is awesome, considering 3/4 of harvest is over...

Once harvest is over, I get to start working on our new (to us) house. I need to get some pictures of that place up. I hate moving, but knowing that we'll be moving to something we own is a totally different feeling. I've also learned that I've been blessed to farm some more ground next year. Basically, the size of my farm will double. I'll be farming around 430 acres next year. Considering my goal 3 years ago was to farm 1,000 acres by the time I was 30, I'd say things are going down the right path. What can I say, other than God provides and blesses. I should've remember that when I was bitching the other day.

Hope all is well with the readers. One of the die-hards told me today that the "peons" were waiting for another post. So, here you go. :)

1 comment:

  1. I think blogs would be unbearable if they omitted the bad times, so I'm glad you include yours (though I am sorry you have them). It makes the good times a better read, too!
    Congrats on the expanding farm and a (hopefully) quick/solid end of harvest. Look forward to pictures of the new-to-you house.