Well, wheat harvest has come and gone on this farm. I know a
couple of others have started harvesting wheat, but it seems to just be getting
started around here. Thanks to the needed rain, though, baling the straw has
been delayed, but the rain was welcome, and I’m pretty sure the straw will get
baled this week. We don’t plant any double-crop soybeans, but I do know where
the wheat has been harvested that there is some planting going on. But we will
start injecting liquid hog manure and spend the next few weeks emptying out the
hog barn pits.
Chris made a trip up towards Hagerstown to pick up a hay
elevator for us — no more having to heave bales up into the lofts for us. Well,
not us. That isn’t something I could do even if I tried. He said he couldn’t
really remember the last time the crops looked this good for so many miles,
knock on wood. I headed to a friend’s house the other evening and passed a
cornfield about three miles from us that had tassels.
Friends of Johnson County Agriculture had their Know Your
Neighbor event this weekend, and it was a huge success. They work with a farmer
to open up the farm for tours, answer questions, mingle with neighbors and help
to educate the non-farming neighbors about what we as farmers do and the
importance of agriculture to our county. There was a great community turnout at
Morris Farms in Bargersville.
We’re still plugging away at 4-H projects. If you need us,
we will be hand-sorting a gallon of wheat kernels – but, hey, we still have a
good 10 days until that project is due!