Since this year's harvest is winding down...I finally have time to post some pictures!
We finished our corn harvest in September.
We started peanut harvest not long afterwards in October.
We started later than usual, which was close to our frost date (October 15th), so we decided to go ahead and invert (dig the peanuts up and flip them over) all the peanuts before we picked any.
When the peanuts have had time to dry after being inverted, the frost doesn't hurt them, and they run through the combine just fine.
We finished combining peanuts on October 24th.
The same day we started picking cotton.
This was the cotton in our backyard.
I love taking pictures of this barn in our cotton. This year, I took it with an awesome setting on my phone, "dirty window." We have had a lot of folks come to take pictures in our cotton this year because it was so pretty. This barn is a popular spot.
Here, you can see the module truck starting to pick up some of our cotton modules in one of our fields. The module truck carries the modules to the cotton gin. We found out today that one of our modules was too big to fit on the truck. I just want to point out that it was not me that built it. "Ahem, Lance, cough cough".
This was an odd sight in one of our fields. Lance parked his combine (which harvests grain) in our cotton field. We currently have around 150 acres of cotton left to harvest!
We are also harvesting soybeans.
When we have enough help in the cotton field, Lance sneaks off to the soybean field to pick a while.
It's a very slow go, but we're getting there!
We were also videoed and interviewed for the "Outstanding Young Farm Family" contest we are currently competing in.
To read more about that, click here.
That's it for now! If you have any questions about what's happening in any of these pictures, check out my "Farming 101" page!