Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's in the Bag

Oct. 25, 2010

The thrills and drama of  harvest are over for another year and the 2010 crop is in the bag... literally !
We ran out of bin space and began bagging the grain. These bags come from Argentina and are especially made for grain storage. For those of you that like numbers - ours measure 9 feet in diameter and are 250 feet long with a 10,000 bushel capacity.

Oct. 25, 2010 grain bags beyond the beaver dam
We finished combining late Friday night. By Sunday the weather had turned wet and the snow began that evening.

Oct. 25, 2010

Saskatchewan had some great harvest weather this year. We had almost six weeks of mild, sunny, windy days. I'm sure it was the longest stretch of good weather we've had this year. We experienced very few breakdowns and the quality and quantity of the harvest was pretty good - all things considered.
We are truly thankful for that !

Sept. straight cutting wheat
precision operating required for "catching on the go"
 saves lots of time as the machinery doesn't stop while the grain is unloading

Sorry the above picture is a bit out of focus but I wasn't used to using my daughters' camera and was in a bit of a hurry to get out of the way !

Next post will be back to regular programing and clay related !