Harvest Updates

9 Aug

It’s all over. Now we are totally bored. That is all.

Haha! Kidding!!

We have finished up the bulk of harvest, crimson clover, tall fescue and perennial ryegrass are all finished up and off to the cleaner. Just over 50% of our farm is dedicated to grass seed, so it is a huge weight off our shoulders when we finish up.

Swiss chard seed should be harvested this week. Next will be radish seed, then squash, then finally hazelnuts at the end of September.

It’s been a great summer so far. It’s been hot here, which basically amounts to lots of sweaty days in the field, a few more volunteers to drive harvesters with AC, and also awesome harvesting weather! We need the heat to cure our seed crops and make them easier to thrash (harvest), so really we aren’t complaining!!

We have also had some great visitors out in the field, which we always love.

Some good friends…

A few cousins….

A few southern friends….

And a few farmers from Canada….

And as always Hoot, Auggie and Millie who still even after some very long hot summer harvest days don’t ever want to miss a thing out in the fields.

Hoot & Auggie taking a combine ride with me.

Millie helping deliver dinner to the crew.

We have had some successes this year, some average and so far only one failure. Which is a testament to why we are so fortunate to be as diversified as we are.

So with that I’m heading back out to the field. There is still a lot of water to be turned on for the remaining crops and some orchard work before hazelnut harvest this fall. Not to mention work on next years crops that has already started. And hopefully harvest will keep chugging along, long days, short nights, and if we are lucky…good yields.

3 Responses to “Harvest Updates”

  1. Rob Rash August 9, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Happy, Happy Harvest. Stay hydrated and safe out there.

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  2. Lawrence Bodtke August 9, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    Are those Hops I see out the window of the picture of you and Hoot and Auggie? Do you grow those too?

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    • Nuttygrass August 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      Yes they are in fact hops! Those are actually our neighbor’s. We have never grown them on our farm, although we are surrounded by them here in St. Paul.

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