So I decided to cut all the Vavilov and WN2 by hand while Ron combined the two acres around these plots. The hand cutting turned out to be much harder than I thought it would be. About 30% of the wheat was down, hard, and the remaining wheat was not standing well. This meant that most of it had to be cut with the sickle. I had friends come and help, but I still think there was 12-14 hour of difficult work to clear out just 1/10 acre of wheat. Aaargh.
|Julie came out twice and really helped the project. It didn't help that I still had a regular class schedule at the Y, and other obligations this week. Tough week!|
|The last two shocks, which I finally got out of the field more than a week after starting the harvest.|