14 Aug Emma: Oats
Finally in the field! If only for eight acres. A frown to follow that last statement. The rain quit and the wind blew enough to dry out the oats and get in the field. We pulled in, took a sample to town and it was right on the verge of being too wet, but we started cutting at 13 percent moisture. What a good feeling. Since the oats have fallen over from the recent rain and wind, picking it up off of the ground is its own challenge. It is wet and green on the bottom, ripe and dry on the top, so cutting the stems feels like cutting wire. Low and slow is our motto at the moment. We cut around eight acres and then the rain came. I guess little by little we will still get the job done. Hoping for some dryer weather to finish it up.
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta
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