Thursday, September 23, 2010

Soy Bean Harvest

They arrived yesterday afternoon to begin the harvest on our farm



By the second round I had found my camera and was ready.


This was very exciting to me to be able to watch the hugh machinery up close. and it was the first crops grown here since we became the owners. (Previously we had raised Hereford cattle here)



When the combine shells the beans it sure makes alot of dust. The beans go into the combine and it "spits out" everything else back onto the ground.


Turning around .....


Here they go again!


Look at how the dust billows!


A massive width on that combine head!


Massive equipment all together!! It will make short work of our 87 plantable acres!


But in actuality it did take all afternoon, all evening,
.... and went on til after dark. I was so impressed I had to get out my paint last night. You can see that painting here.

9 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

Great photos! It really gives us an idea of what the harvest is like.

Lorie said...

It is amazing to watch. Great painting too. Such talent.

Jennifer said...

Very Cool to see.

~mel said...

Your first big crop being harvested ~ YAY!!! ... I bet it was exciting ~ and then your painting (I was just on the other site checking it out) DOUBLE YAY!!! Besides the photos you now have it forever. You amaze me how you get your ideas to paint. That's my problem... I think ... about starting a painting...I think too hard about subject matter... you just grab a brush... and a masterpiece appears. Thanks for sharing!!

Susan said...

How exciting.

Tina. said...

I wouldn't have thought it would be that dusty. But a question, did the air smell like peanuts when they were harvesting it?

Sunny said...

Aw .... well.. maybe so, Tina. It was sure dry, and the air was filled with little particles of it. Could not be outside for long.

Sunny said...

Thanks Mel, I have msg'ed you...

Annesphamily said...

What lovely photos you took. Farming is also a hard working profession and you are logging such a wonderful journey. Bets of luck with all your crops. Anne