Post by canadafarms on Oct 9, 2018 14:49:06 GMT -6
We farm further north of you, in the parkland area, and we still have a lot to go yet. Got the peas and the timothy done and most of the wheat but we still have a little bit of standing wheat and all of our canola to go yet. We’ve only combined a total of 30 acres in the last 5+ weeks and that wheat came off at 23.3 moisture. The last year we had a fall like this was 1985 from what my dad tells me. I was pretty young but I do remember that because grandpa bought a grain dryer that year. We still have the same dryer but it’s been used very little in the last 10 or 15 years. After giving it a good look over we have it pretty much ready to go, just waiting on one part and it is going to be put to work again. The way it’s been going I am pretty sure we will have to dry everything from here on out.....if we can even get it combined before winter sets in for good. My dad said this year is even worse than 1985 because we can’t even seem to get combining at all this fall, almost every day we are getting some type of moisture, either rain or snow or just gloomy and cloudy and nothing is drying, where that year he said there would be some good weather windows to do some combining at least. Its definitely been an interesting year, we only had about four months that were snow free! I’m just waiting for that global warming that those greenies keep talking about to kick in!!!
Yea, last year or the year before we had high moisture wheat, and it wasn't coming out the bottom of the super b. We kinda had to poke it with a broom handle from the bottom to get it to flow out. Needless to say we dried it afterwards.
Post by canadafarms on Oct 14, 2018 9:09:14 GMT -6
I really hope so too! A little update on that situation, we did get the wheat off, it all needs to be dried but it’s off! Now just the canola and it looks like we might have decent weather for a few days, although we did get another inch of snow again last night 🤬. You get all your crops in yet?
Post by canadafarms on Oct 19, 2020 7:18:56 GMT -6
We got wrapped up by the end of September CrazyTrain. Sure was nice to have a normal harvest for a change. Yields were average to slightly above average, peas were well above average, quality was excellent and we didn’t have to dry a single bushel. Not much for break downs and nothing that was serious so we were very pleased with this year. We did have 150 acres of peas get hailed out at the end of July and they were looking like the best crop of peas we’ve ever had going by what didn’t get hail but that’s farming I guess haha.
That's awesome canadafarms, we ended up having quite a bit of luck as well. We had record oats, with one field hitting 171, and we actually managed to get all of our fall fertilizer work done this year. It wasn't very easy but I guess our farm must have bumped up its efficiency a whole bunch with my brother, sister, and I finally helping much more. Seeding was barely a dream around the start of May and my dad didn't have much hope but I'm glad it's all off.