On Wednesday, it was finally dry enough to try cutting a sample of wheat without making a bunch of ruts all over the field, so I fired up the combine and started cutting. When I tested my first sample with my brand-new expensive fancy-dancy grain moisture tester (just like the ones the big-time farmers have), it showed that I had a 13.5% moisture level, so I was off to the races and started combining. The temperature climbed to the upper 80's which dried out everything a little bit more (usually it's close to 100 when I'm combining wheat, so 85 is a nice change).
|Cutting thin wheat along a terrace, at least there''s some decent crabgrass growing out there|
|Still not pouring into the bin, but it's better than trickling into the bin|
|Starting to fill the truck up|
The old saying goes, "Rain makes Grain", but usually it also works out that "Grain makes Rain".