Filed under: Fall, Farm, harvest, Minnesota | Tags: Corn, farm, harvest, Minnesota, Soybeans
So the harvest is done, the farmer can now move to Texas for the winter, right? Oh so far from it.
Although the busiest time of the year has passed for me, there is still plenty to do on the farm. We’ll be exploring the other things that keep a grain farmer busy when the crop is in the bin. This is part of a 30 day challenge that many of the Agriculture Bloggers will be taking part in this November. I will try to keep connected with all of the other 30 day challenge bloggers so you can see what others are up to.
So here are the folks I’ll be linking to.
30 Days Bloggers
- Confessions of a Farm Wife: 30 Days, By the Numbers
- Janice Person: 30 Days of Giving Thanks
- Beyer Beware: 30 Days of #farmsmatter
- Pinke Post: 30 Days of Women in Agriculture
- Homestead Hill Farm: 30 Days of Views from the Hill
- Thoughts on Life: 30 Days of Ranch Life Memories
- farmgirldays: 30 Days of Farm Related DIY Projects
- Snapshots of a Kansas Farm: 30 Snapshots of a Kansas Farm
- Life on a Real California Dairy Farm: 30 Days of Thankful
- Morning Joy Farm: 30 Days of Family Agriculture
- Minnesota Farmer: 30 Days: After the Harvest
- From My Front Porch: 30 Days
- Rural Route 2: 30 Days of Farm Girl Memories
- Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom: 30 Days of Blogging
- The Field Position: 30 Days of Family, Food & Fun
- Sounds Like Home to Me: 30 Days of Randomness with a Pig Nutrition Grad Student
- Carolyn Cares: 30 Days of Thanksgiving
- Kelly McCormick Photography: 30 Days of Simply Being
- Wag’n Tales: 30 Days of Thinking
First a little background so you know who I am. This year I celebrated my 60th birthday, so I’ve been around for a while. I farm with my dad on a small, by prairie standards, farm in southwestern Minnesota. When I was growing up all I wanted to do was farm, so even my school years were focused on the farm. I took a few years off to get a degree in Animal Science at Worthington Community College and the University of Minnesota, but took as many Agronomy classes as I could fit in. For most of my farming life we had livestock on the farm, but 10 years ago dad and I closed the last hog barn and settled in to raise corn and soybeans. Our old barns are now rented out to a young farmer and we just built a 2000 head hog finisher for him. There are now more pigs on the place than we used to raise in a year. My off the farm hours are spent keeping up with the kids and grandkids. I drive a school bus route and build some furniture.
So hang on as we explore some of the many things that keep me busy when the last acre of corn is harvested.
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