Going Again, For Now

We finally got going again on Saturday afternoon, then had a shower move through and shut us down. With strong winds and sun finally shining we got back at it again this afternoon. Canola is testing between 11.5-12.3% – we will dry all the canola that is above 11%. Below 11% we will be able to freeze it down in the bin over winter and will Read More...

Another Good Week….AND SNOW!

The good news, the cereals are all off. That is a relief, given the weather event we had last night!  We are sitting at 63% complete overall. Even though the current weather is not favorable – having the cereals off is a big relief. Having to dry grain that still has retained its quality is not a big expense, it just takes time. Read More...

Good Progress this Week

Even though it hasn’t been great weather this past week we were able to make decent progress. We finished our wheat and today got into the oats. We have about 70% of our oats left to go and we are pushing hard to get it in the bin before….you guessed it…the next weather system moves through. This next weather system could stall Read More...

Weather Continues to Frustrate!

It’s been a decent week for progress considering the poor weather a we have all but 260 acres of barley off. Today we are working on the last half section of barley and hope to get it off prior to the next forecasted rain event which is slated to start late afternoon today. All that we have harvested to date has been at higher moistures Read More...

Some Progress

Another week of cool temperatures and periodic rain, but we did manage to get some of our barley off. We harvested 54% of our 6-row barley and 33% of our 2-row Metcalf barley – all of which looks to still have decent quality. It is a balance between not getting too much swathed ahead of the combines, but with all the green and multiple Read More...

Wet and Cool Conditions

We had a series of weather disturbances go through our area over the last week. Thursday night was the bigger system – had between 24-55mm (more in a few isolated areas); Saturday we had another system move through our south land and left another 10-15mm or rain in a short time. This will help our later planted crops fill out, as moisture Read More...

Getting Close…..

Getting close on both harvest and on overnight lows… Saturday night we had a low of plus 2 again, and heard it got below zero 30 miles south of us. It probably didn’t stay cold for long enough to do any major damage, but we have been flirting with these cool overnights for a few weeks already – we need 3-4 weeks of warmer Read More...

The Waiting Game….

Last year at this time we were a few days from swathing canola and barley, and combining was a few days after that….this year we are likely 2 weeks away yet before we will start harvest. Its a combination of cooler spring/summer weather and more moisture available during the month of July. Last year the plants prematurely ripened from lack Read More...

Summertime Chill…

With fungicide season complete and insect season a few weeks away, this is the time to get caught up on office work and make harvest plans. Also the time that everyone takes holidays and works shorter days – take advantage of this time because we all know the harvest rush is not too far off! Weather was hot this past week and that is Read More...