The "harvest" actually began in August, when the guys swathed, then baled half of the 125 acres we'd planted to milo this year.
|This is one of the milo fields we swathed in August for cattle feed.|
|2010 - It's amazing what timely rains will do for crops! Click here for what I wrote about it.|
|This photo is kind of misleading. The field didn't look so bad from that perspective.|
Those figures don't get you nominated for Top Producer or anything - not that anyone in this part of the world had a bin buster either.
For the record, a good harvest would yield 55 bushels per acre. With a great harvest, we might take in 85 bushels to the acre.
|As you can see in this photo, there were some heads with grain. But you can also see vast areas of the field with no plants at all, so no heads of grain either.|
My optimist husband says, "Surely the drought won't last another year." Of course, he said that last year. But his optimism is one reason I love him!