Monday, October 6, 2014

Harvest Time?

Not here our farm… Because nothing was able to get into the field this year… Because winter extended all the way into the end of May!

Then June was very rainy… In the fields did not dry out until about mid July!

We had plans in the greenhouse this year, but we took a two week vacation and they all died ... because the person that we had put in charge of doing the chickens didn't realize they were also supposed to do the greenhouse when they came over ... No water = no plants ... Imagine that!

Oh well…

It was a year of rest… Just kidding…

We got new baby chicks this year - Amercanas - and they begin laying last month.  We have greens in blue eggs now, as well as one chicken that is laying a pink egg!

I will feature how you can tell what color eggs your chicken will lay on a different post.

Now wow we are not having a harvest (except for eggs that is) there are several states which do have harvests ... Farmers are pulling in their corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, and of course… Potentate toes!
(oh my God I totally hate that AutoCorrect corrected that it is supposed say potatoes)

<u> acreage </u>  <u>% harvested </u> <u> State </u> <u> ranking </u> 
317,000. 39%  ID. #1 producer
165,000 80%. WA. #2
_67,000  67% WI #3

Main USED to be the highest producer with over 200,000 acres planted around WW2, but now they have about 54,000 acres planted in potatoes.

I guess the kids (in about 6 schools) get a THREE WEEK harvest break! (I wanna go to one of those schools!)


We learned this weekend, that the farmer that lives next door to my in-laws cabin resort, is going to semi retired next year.

I'm wondering what the semi retired means to a farmer… He's a dairy farm… Does that mean he's only going to milk this cow is every other day?

Probably not… That would be way too stressful… LOL

Well I know his wife had a slight stroke… And so she was no longer supposed to be working in the business.  So perhaps "semi retirement" means that <u>  she's </u> not going to be working -- because if there's one thing I know about farmers… THEY DO NOT STOP!!

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