There has been a bit of a mishap recently though. One of our header drivers hit a rock that was hiding in the crop. This has resulted in the front bit of the header becoming bent. The front bit if the header is called the header front (sometimes farming is not rocket science). Now our header front is crooked. This is Not Good. The front is the bit of the header that actually cuts the crop. Having a bent header front is a similar situation to a header having its wingy bits out. Basically it means the header can't be used until it is fixed.
Here is a photo of the bent front at our workshop. It is kind of hard to see but the bottom line (above the yellow trailer) is not straight at all. Fortunately we have been able to get someone who will come and bend it back again.
|Header Front, Bent|
As I have already shown you all lots of photos of headers, I thought it was about time to show everyone the actual crop. In this photo you can see the heads of wheat. These are the bits that contain the grains of wheat.
|Heads of Wheat|
Here are the grains of wheat.
|Grains of Wheat|
You can see in the photo below where our headers have been in comparison to where they haven't.
|Paddock, Left Side Still In Crop, Right Side Harvested|
So there you go. A quick update on our harvest to brighten up everyones Monday morning!