Harvest 2010

By Lee Druffel on September 30, 2010

This year’s harvest was mostly good. The excess June rains ( a record for our farms) helped our normally short of moisture areas yield well above average but the normally good precipitation areas were too wet and had disease problems that limited yields on our farm.

Fortunately our Shepherds Grain wheat was very good quality and should make a great product!

I have not posted a harvest story yet this year. No excuses other than did not get to it! So here’s a harvest blog for 2010. When the rain stopped in quit for the entire grain harvest. July and August were VERY dry. We harvested 32 days in a row! That really tested our attitude genes!

Same old, same old story. Everyday we get ready, cut, cut, cut till dark and start again the next day. Here Jim is checking out his truck, making sure ALL the lights work so no one runs into our big SLOW harvest trucks!

Sometimes we get a “rest” like when the combine plugs up and has to be dug, pulled and cussed until it runs again. Allen went to see if someone would trade combines with him, His combine is the nicest other than the big wad of grain in it!

Were not the only ones working hard. The men at the elevators and bins we take our grain to work the same hours . Always ready to store our harvest until SG needs the grain.

Before we had Shepherds Grain once the wheat went down this hole we had no idea who would use it or where it would go to. One of the best things that happened with SG is that now we know our customers.

We aim to please our customers so if we can do better TELL me also, maybe I can HELP! (after harvest of course)