Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bogged Again!!!

Thought I'd better give you an update on what's been happening over the last week or so. We had a breakdown with the header last night so I'm making the most of a morning at home to get some catching up done - make sure the garden is getting watered properly with hot weather expected over the next few days, clean the pool, catch up on washing sheets and towels etc. All jobs which are put on the back-burner while I'm busy.

We had a very quiet Christmas day with just our family having breakfast and lunch together. We then went to Farmer Phil's parents for dinner. Our kids are old enough now that they don't get out of bed at some ridiculously early hour to inspect what's under the Christmas tree, so we had a lovely sleep in until 8.30am Christmas morning!

It was straight back to harvesting on Boxing Day though, so no rest for the wicked really! The header got bogged one night - photos below. Then the next morning the chaser bin got bogged.

Harvest has been very frustrating to say the least and we've still got about 2,500ac of wheat to go!! We 're getting excellent yields of over 5T/Ha and it's top grade quality, so we can't complain really. It would be nice to get finished sooner rather than later - we have postponed our 2 weeks holiday to later in January to give us time to finish up.

The header all forlorn and stuck!

Flopped down on it's front wheels.

Mud up to the ladders.

This is how we pulled it out - chains and cable attached to the front axle and the big tractor to pull!


BushBelles said...

Hope you get harvest finished with no more hold ups. All the water around has been incredible. We used to live in the Central West and I always loved harvest time - there was something invigorating about it - and exhausting. HOpe the New Year brings a great season.

A Farmer's Wife said...

I am so glad you are getting good yields at least and there is no signs of damage from all the rain.