Oregon Farm Bureau has been reaching out to members to do FRED talks. FRED stands for Farming and Ranching Every Day.
I had the opportunity to chat with Anne Marie Moss with the Oregon Farm Bureau about all sorts of things ranging from Covid 19, to grass seed, to blogging all while out in a grass seed field on a beautiful sunny Oregon day!
Personally my biggest takeaway is, when choosing a “tripod” for your phone while on zoom, a spray boom that slowly goes down while you’re talking is not recommended. Mostly because by the end of the conversation you will basically be doing a squat and your legs will be sore. 😂 #hindsight2020
But seriously, I really appreciate all the work that Oregon Farm Bureau has done to be creative and help still keep us farming and rolling along. You can see all their other FRED Talks here. And also Like them on Facebook to stay up to date about farming and ranching in Oregon.
We have reached the final crop to harvest on our farm for 2015!!! Hazelnuts (filberts) have been falling from the trees for weeks now and we have headed out to pick them up off the ground.
Unlike some other nuts, filberts fall naturally from the trees, no shaking needed. We then use a sweeper machine to put them into rows, a harvester to pick up the rows and totes to move them to the truck to transport them to the processor.
We grow a lot of crops for seed on our farm, so it’s always fun to have a crop you can harvest and have a snack or two while you’re driving through the field!
I have some good videos of harvest that I will post next week and explain the actual process a bit more. Until then keep eating those hazelnuts, we have more coming down the line!