We are at the point now where we have almost finished harvesting our barley crop and will move onto our wheat crop. Hopefully we will finish mid December. For those of you who came in late, we harvest with a machine we call a header. To see a photo either click on the word header in the label section or click here. The headers have been doing their job beautifully and we are getting there. No more incidents with "wingy bits"
This year we are incredibly grateful to have a half decent crop to harvest. Many farmers to the east of us had so little rain this year that they have either a very poor crop or none at all.
This harvest we have also baled up our barley straw and will sell it to piggeries. They will use it for the pigs bedding. This is a good way for us to use what would otherwise be a waste product.
Last night The Farmchildren and I went to deliver The Farmer his dinner. On the way we passed these bales, all stacked up and ready to go to cushion the pigs.
|Bales of Barley Straw, My Shadow|
Anyway, I digress. Sorry.
There are lots of these little stacks of barley straw all over our paddocks. Here's some more.
|More Barley Straw Bales|
Anyway, I digress. Again. Sorry. Again.
We have been carting most of our harvested barley to the CBH storage facility in town. This is just a big wheatbin with a weighbridge and stuff. We have smaller storage type arrangements on The Farm. Here is a photo of a truck being loaded from our on farm silos (big metal bins for grain storage)
|Truck Being Loaded From Glamorous Sunset Type Silos|
|Very Old Cars, With Sunset Added Glamour|
We will keep working away at our harvest. We still have the wheat to go.
|Wheat Crop, Patiently Waiting to Be Harvested|
Anyway, I started this post by referring to a Sting song. I think I will finish with a Slim Dusty number.
Here is my photographic version of "Looking Forward, Looking Back".
|Barley Straw Bales, From Car Window|