Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wrapping Up Corn Harvest 2011

As my dad, brother-in-law and uncle (that's right three families supported by our family farm) finish up corn harvest 2011, I thought I would reflect back on a pretty October day when captured some classic harvest shots.

I actually shot the first two photos a day or two earlier as a storm rolled in. We haven't had great weather this year so dad pulled out a corn reel (I think that's what it's called) just in case he had some downed corn (corn stalks that fell over due to wind and shallow root systems).

I decided to capture shots of the combine moving down the field while trying to stay away from the dust...

Then I snapped a some shots of the corn being unloaded.

First into the grain cart...

Then out of the semi trailer and...

into the grain bin!

If I'm lucky, I might squeeze out one more ride in the combine tomorrow night but I'm not getting my hopes up...those pesky nephews usually have priority over me!


  1. Tell them they have to have their homework done before they can ride! ;-) Great shots! We are hopefully pulling back to our last corn field later today. Still have one small double crop bean field to cut too, but the light is growing brighter at the end of the tunnel!

  2. Ditto to what Lana said...the homework part...not the last field part. We still have a ways to go and it looks like we will work hard, then it will rain and we will wait.

  3. It is always a relief to get done for sure. We still have several acres left
    If it rains sometimes it is good gives the guys a little rest.

  4. The only thing prettier than corn in the field is corn in the bin. Congratulations!



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