Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It's our second last day of harvest 2012 so I thought I should at least do one post on the subject!!
We bought a new header this year and there's a fight on each day between Farmer Phil, Daniel and Ryan about who gets to drive it for the day!! I've had minimal input with this year's harvest due to my involvement with the new shop, but I have still managed a few hours of header driving!
Harvest has unexpectedly been quite good after receiving absolutely no rain for the whole month of September when the crops are really singing out for a good drink!!
The canola yielded well and had high oil content, and the wheat has yielded well also so no complaints about this year's harvest!
Picking up wheat on the run!
The header is fully controlled by GPS so you only have to steer at the end of each run or around an obstacle in the paddock!
Harvesting at 10km per hour
45ft Draper front gets across the paddocks very quick!
Friday, December 7, 2012
As part of Ryan's traineeship with us on the farm he had to complete a Certificate III in Agriculture at TAFE during the year. He completed it and graduated this week. He is thinking of going back next year to get a Certificate IV and also participate in a welding course. There were a few farm boys in the course and he became firm friends with some of them so I think it really helped him more socially than educationally!! It can be lonely for a teenager on the farm when there's only his boring parents to talk to!!!