Friday, July 27, 2012

Barley Harvest Continues

The guys are going full force to harvest the barley right now. Things have finally dried out to a point at which the crop can be taken off. A couple more days and barley harvest will be complete.

Heading out to the field with daddy...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Smells Like Harvest

I was out in the backyard, and I could smell it before I even saw the combine...

 Barley harvest began today with the field next to our house. It looks mostly like the next barley won't be ready until Monday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Faces of Agriculture

Two weeks ago Weckerly Farms was featured on the Faces of Agriculture blog. Jump over there to see the post and some lovely farm pictures. You can peruse their site and read the stories of many others in the farming and ranching community as well. Thanks to Elizabeth and Jamie for featuring us!

Feeding Families, Petitions

Chad, along with many other ND Farm Bureau members, has been out gathering signatures to get the "right to farm" amendment on the November ballot. Here was our original post about the topic.

Yesterday Chad was featured on NDFB Newsline (follow the link and click on 7/16/12: Petition Carrier Chad to hear him speak).

All petitions must be in before the end of this month so if you or anyone you know (who is a North Dakota resident) is interested in signing, email Chad and he will make sure you get the opportunity to do so.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Swathing Barley

Chad swathed the barley field next to our house today. The rest of the barley will be straight cut, and we are hoping it's ready to start on Friday.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Signage and Grain Dryer Going Up

Construction of the new grain dryer at the elevator is underway. The dryer should be up and running for this harvest.

This dryer is twice the size of the current dryer, thus tripling our grain drying capacity. With the increase in corn acres this year, this dryer will allow us to keep up and keep harvesting. The last few years have been cool growing seasons, so we have had to take the corn off wet (last year at 24% moisture) and dry it, otherwise we'd be facing a spring harvest which would put major stress on our labor and time. We also want to take the crop off as soon as it is ready. If left in the field there is concern that hail, disease, etc. might set in and ruin an otherwise good crop.

If you are driving through Hurdsfield, you may notice we now have Weckerly Farms signs near Highways 3 and 200, making it easier for trucks, deliveries, and anyone else trying to find us.

Thanks to Mann Signs for the good work!