December 11, 2014

life as of late | corn harvest

this is our life as of late. semis hauling corn and a combine. 

the day we get to put the combine away for the winter will be christmas present enough for me. 

you hear that farmer? no presents for me this year, just finish up corn harvest, okay?
the thing is, i know my farmer is even more so tired of corn harvest.

we have just over 1000 acres of corn, with 200 acres left to combine. it's just sitting there. don't get me farmer would totally harvest it if the weather would cooperate. we're in a holding pattern right now because there's been too much moisture. too much moisture means...well, i won't get into it, but it means we can't harvest it until the moisture levels drop.

so any time it rains or we have too much dew in the morning we wait some more.

basically my farmer has been harvesting about 25 acres a day for weeks. popping in and out of our different corn fields trying to find some that's dry enough.

have i mentioned i'm frustrated? i can only imagine how my farmer feels.

as soon as the corn is harvested we can finally have a little freedom to get off the farm. maybe even take a trip?

in case you were wondering, it's not just my farmer dealing with this nonsense. amy's farmer is in the same boat.

regardless of all this corn moisture nonsense, we still like to pop out to the fields to harass our farmer.

when we arrived at this visit my farmer had just discovered that there was no more corn to combine...everything was too wet, of course.

kaye was a little more than a little disappointed that she didn't get to combine. girlfriend loves to combine for about...10 minutes. then she pushes and pulls every button and nob. mayhem in the combine.
girlfriend made the best of the bad news, though.

she found some corn dust that was blowing off the top of the combine and proceeded to get it in her hair, eyes, mouth, know. because dancing in corn dust is the best.
until you get tangled in a strap coming off the semi and your mom won't help you.

i call that good parenting. pictures first.
but what's even better than dancing in corn dust?

dancing in the actual corn kernels. until the kernels get in your boots. that, my friends, is a day-ruiner.
here's to finishing up harvest before christmas! wish my farmer all the best.

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  1. It's crazy to think how different harvest seasons are around the country. In Iowa, we harvest from September - November. Beans first and then corn. We've been done with corn for over a month now. But I feel your pain. I know what it's like to have too much moisture and wait around for it to be dry enough to harvest. Hopefully it dries out soon and harvest season is over!!

  2. Goodness that's a lot of land! And Kaye is adorable!

  3. This reminds me so much of my own childhood! I love reliving my childhood through your kids :)

  4. Farmer and Kaye look like they should be in a magazine. YOUR FAMILY IS JUST TOO PRETTY.

  5. I only have a touch of experience with farming even though I come from Kansas. My dad was a computer geek first and a wanna be farmer. I was not a fan of cornfields because we were required to put on bug spray before we went in and as a kid that wasn't something I liked, lol. Your family does look perfect for a magazine shoot!

  6. Farming and harvesting is something I have zero experience with, but I can imagine how frustrating that would be! I hope it dries out soon and y'all are able to get it done!

  7. I'm a city girl through and through, so I don't know what corn harvests are like... BUT I do find our .5 acre corner lot massive and a pain in the a$$ to mow. So 1,000 acres pretty much blows my mind. And I'm guessing there's more involved with harvesting than mowing, eh?

  8. Here here! The day when all the corn is down is a day to celebrate! The only downfall to the corn being down is that snow soon begins to fall...then my hillbilly hubby turns into a snow plower. "Seasonal Widow"...that's what I call myself. :) hence...I blog. Gotta talk to somebody!

  9. I hear you girlfriend! Although today my farmer is helping your farmer with your corn. :) I think we're all on the homestretch now.

  10. wow, crazy, must go google why you can't harvest when it's wet. Fascinating. And running through the corn, fun!

  11. Well, those pictures are about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Dancing in corn dust. What fun!

  12. Sorry about the corn not cooperating. Those pictures of your lil one are so cute!


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