The ute and chaser bin had a bit of a bingle today with the poor old ute coming off second best! She's off to the smash repairers tomorrow to have a new door fitted, but the other damage will have to wait until after harvest to be fixed. She's been a great ute for the 10 years we've had her so we want to get her fixed up like new.
We've got about 200ac of canola still to harvest out of the 1 200ac sown - it's been very slow and frustrating. When the windrowing contractor came to windrow the canola, he had a difficult time getting it through his machine because it was laid over in places due to getting so much rain on it through the Spring. This has meant that we can only go between 2-6km/h because the windrows are so uneven and lumpy. The positive from the canola is that it has yielded way above our expectations and it's oil content has been excellent.
We're looking forward to be finally getting into the wheat crops to see how they've faired after all the rain we've had lately. We've heard some horror stories from farmers in our area about their grain being downgraded and the price/T being not very good, but we'll just have to wait and see how ours goes. At least harvesting the wheat should be much quicker than the canola - fingers crossed!!