Sunday, July 31, 2016

Red Fife Harvest

The Red Fife harvest on the 10th Avenue field was fun and straightforward.  Al brought out his excellent D-17 tractor and the field was finished in 2 hours time.  The refurbished sickle on the combine cut everything down and I just followed the combine around and checked on things.  I did not see any grain going out the back, but the threshing was still so-so.  I intend to lower the drum more next year to get a cleaner sample.  The entire 1.5 acre field filled up the hopper to the top, about 25 bushels.  This is a weak harvest but I was grateful to get this much from the very poor seed I obtained.  Next time I plant I am confident it will be thicker and more productive.

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