My favorite field is the one around our house - I love the days that they work in this field, tilling, planting, spraying, harvesting, and spreading manure on it - all of it! This year it was in soybeans
This was taken Oct 1 - Chris and his Dad debating if the field is ready to run.
All of our soybeans are hauled directly from the field to Bungee in Indianapolis.
I do believe a consensus was reached - we are running the field.
I love this day and dread it - I love the anticipation of them working around the house and I love the few days it takes to run this field - but once it is done they are done working around the house! But this year I got a few extra day this fall because we planted wheat in this field - which means next summer they will harvest around the house and then all summer and next winter they will be hauling manure on this field - yes even that makes me happy to see!
The very dry summer (July and August) were pretty hard on the crops - the yields for both corn and soybeans have been all over the boards - even within the same field - good black dirt is still yielding really well but the other ground not so much.
Once the soybeans were harvested we spread fertilizer on the ground - this was done on Oct. 3.
The next day (Oct 4) we turbo tilled the wheat stubble and then ran the chisel plow over the ground to make a nice seed bed for the wheat seed.
And planted the wheat (Oct 4) - one day after the Hession Fly Free Date!
And today Oct. 10 the wheat is up!
I find that amazing!