We have still been busy here at the farm. Although the small amount of dust settling rain we got this weekend really gave us all a moment to take a deep breath and relax for a bit. We have been harvesting since the middle of June, so 5 weeks into the process it’s nice to be able to tell everyone to take a day or two off.
Last week we were busy harvesting wheat. We grow spring wheat for seed, seed that will be planted to make even more wheat and sold to make breads, cereals, noodles, all sorts of products!
We also had our first planting of green beans picked. The company that we grow for has their own harvest crew. It allows them to work closely with the cannery as far as timing of product coming in, and allows us the savings of not having to purchase or rent special equipment just for one crop on our farm.
They work 24 hours a day, and showed up around 2am in our field to get going. By the time we took a look at the field they already had a large chunk harvested and before we knew it they were packed up and heading down the road to the next field.
I’m not going to talk yields today, let’s just say this farm has had much better years. This will be one that I will be glad once it’s over and we can close the books on a rough season. The good news is that we will be doing it all again next year, hopefully with better news…every year is truly so different! Still to come this year, the last two crops, radish & hazelnuts!