Happy first day of fall!
I had a different post planned for today, but this is too timely not to share.
I had a great day yesterday. I had booked it off work, and set everything up so that I wouldn’t have to look at my phone or open my computer all day. The result of a random Tuesday off is a very relaxing day.
Bax and I started the day with a long walk. On our way home, we saw our farmer. He shouted out the window of his truck that he’d be on our fields in a couple of days.
At least that’s what I heard.
When B and I drove past the farm on our way back from the dump (where they stock doggie treats at the gatehouse) and headed for the charity scrap metal bin at the local therapeutic riding centre, we saw a combine circling around the east field.
Apparently the farmer had said he’d be on our fields today.
Harvest is such a special time. I love that I was home to see it.
B and I walked out to the “four corners” (the crossroads where four of our fields meet) to watch.
We timed it perfectly to see the combine coming up the hill to the truck.
I missed seeing the combine unload the beans last year, so I was glad we were able to watch the transfer this year. In just a matter of minutes, the beans had slid through the chute into the truck.
It turned out that the truck was full after this transfer, so we got out of the way so that it could hit the road. Can I just say how cool it is to have such a large property that a dump truck driving across it looks small? And this is far from our biggest field.
Bax and I decided to stay out of the way of the combine and investigate the freshly cut east field. We sat at the crest of the hill (just above the dump truck path) and watched the combine through the gap between the fields.
What a great way to spend the last afternoon of summer.
I always wondered how they collected everything…this is pretty awesome!
I shot a video of the combine at work last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42FyXgXr7xY. It’s a really neat–and slightly scary–piece of machinery.
Julia, How beautiful!! I Truly envy you this experience! I share a tree farm with my sister that I really enjoy, but we have no fields to plant and harvest. I do enjoy the birds a.d wildlife though. Have installed a trail cam to photo them at night.
Thks. for sharing.
It sounds like you’re really enjoying the space and the wildlife that you have–just like I do. The trail cam is a great idea.
I love watching harvest! I told Steve that if there is any chance he shells our corn when I am not at work, I want to ride along! I am crossing my fingers that he will do ours after work one day next week!
That would be so neat to see it that close up!
What a lovely day! Your farm is so lovely. I think I need a day outside, with all phones and such turned off. A time to replenish the soul!
It definitely replenishes the soul. I highly recommend it.