Still running around like that crazy, headless chicken, but here is a post from last year that shows you what has us hopping around the farm this time of year!
HEY! I think I missed my blog's birthday a month or so ago! DANG!
Time sure flies when you are living in the fast lane! Enjoy!
Harvest started here on the farm Wednesday (Actually this year it started Monday) with our first crop. Silage is chopped when the corn is still a bit green, so that it will help "cure" itself in the the silo. You all have probably seen a silo before; it is a tall round tower-like structure, but I bet you never knew what was inside of it! For those of you that do farm, our corn tested about 29-30% moisture. It needs to be down to around 14-15% before we like to pick it to store in our bins, and we store just the kernels in the bins, no cobs or other parts!
Let me show you how we make our silage that feeds our cattle:
Ok, First we have to get out all the equipment. The rule on our farm is to put everything away ready to use the next time, so Tall Guy and his dad usually just give everything a once over with the grease gun, and then we are good to go!
Next, we bring out the wagons. These are special wagons that help move the silage around once it is blown inside. My friend from Cranberry Morning will like the fact that these wagons hale from Wisconsin. I think they are the only red pieces of farm machinery we have around here!