Sunday, 28 November 2010

harvest pics as promised............

photo heavy post.............be warned.............
unfortunately these clouds have since brought rain and we are currently stopped...............anywhere from 4-8 inchs of rain are forecast this week............terrible for this time of the year when everyone is harvesting...........
this is our oats...........still waiting to be harvested.............
oats..........
wheat............
grains of wheat.............
harvesting the wheat..........the kids love riding in the header............very dusty around the header...
...lucky it was driving away from me..............
when I took some food out on Friday arvo and the kids for a ride in the header I was not prepared to work.......
....don't you just love the dusty red shoes............cream linen pants............PERFECT...........NOT...........LOL.......
I had to help a little to get this bin up on the wheels and moved down the paddock closer to the header...........
this is the other bin we loaded the truck from.............
then on our way home thru town we had to go check out the silo's...............
First stop for the grain trucks is the sample stand............where they take a sample of grain from the truck and test it.............this determines which dump the load of wheat goes to............
the line up can get very long...............and take hours and hours to get to the start when it is really busy...........................
these are some of the dumps for the grains...........since I took this on Friday by Saturday afternoon the one on the right was covered full and the left one was a fair bit longer...........these are smaller ones...........
this grain dump is huge.........the trucks on this dump unload off to the left out of the picture and it is sent down the side ........the line you can see going up to the top of the pile in the middle of the photo is the auger that throws the grain onto the top of the pile and it can move along the side of the pile.............it all gets covered by huge tarps...........
These are the old silos.............they get used for smaller lines I think..............you see some trucks lined up there (over the other side of the silos)..........but not many trucks........there is a railway line between the silos and these trucks..........
... on Friday afternoon the line was quite long for the sample stand and it winds back along the road and I thought this looked great with the purple jacaranda's, trucks and silos.............
and the last photo is a gorgeous flower on a thisle............see the spikes in the top right of the photo........they are long and nasty...........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

23 comments:

  1. Wow great photos! It is so heartbreaking to see those rain clouds roll in this close to harvest, for so many years crops have been poor due to drought, and now they will be reduced to feed quality if it rains, farmers just can't seem to win!

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  2. Lovely pictures.... you just can't beat a wheat field for pics..... my son has recently finished a harvest in UK - the weather is so controlling for all you farmers ... best wishes on rain and for the rest of the harvest...
    Hugz

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  3. LOVE your photos - you tell a great story! Just when I was thinking "what are those pretty purple trees?" - you answered the question!

    Good luck with the completion of your harvest!

    Mary in MN

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  4. Photos are great to see! We are harvesting barley at the moment, well we did start and the damp weather has put it on hold. My hubby only just said our wheat is nearly ripe. Think it is going to be a long harvest this season between so much grain and the damp weather that seems to be always happening.

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  5. Always Good to see how the other half lives...hope you don't get too much rain I know your Neighbours our friends don't want anymore...hope the harvest continues to go well for you.
    cheers

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  6. super Fotos von der Getreideernte bei euch,ich wünsche euch noch ein paar trockene Tage, damit das Getreide gut verkauft werden kann.
    Liebe Grüsse aus Deutschland von Wilma

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  7. Thankyou for sharing! The farms around our area have gone out of wool and moved more into grapes and their wheat crops are about 50 acres
    Rain always seems to come when we don't want it!
    Lisa

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  8. Hei.
    Great photos- thanks for showing. Wow everything are soooo big :-)
    Hope you manage to harvest without to mutch rain.
    Hugs :-)

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  9. It is bad here for our farmers also rain in not good at harvesting time. Love the bottom 2 the jacarandas in front of the silos and that amazing thistle flower. I'm sure I wouldn't like to come across one of those thistles in the dark.

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  10. those are some good-looking crops! Hope you get your harvest all in safely. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Tank you for sharing these photos. Especially for a towngirl like me it is very special.

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  12. Enjoyed your photos very much. Lovely to see the golden fields of grain and the huge harvesters. Beaut pics of the trucks, silos and jacaranda trees, thanks for showing us.

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  13. Love the photos! Hope the holidays get here quickly and that the harvest ends successfully! Soon!

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  14. Oh. And I love the jacarandas! We have them doing the same thing here. We were just oooohing and ahhhhing over some when we were out walking today.

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  15. Fantastic photos and commentary. Thanks for sharing. Hope the rains dont do any damage.

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  16. Thanks for sharing! I don't get to see that where I live!

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  17. Great pictures...looks very similar to harvest time in Oklahoma.

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  18. Thanks for the photos. I love comparing your harvest with our harvests.( quite different ). How much of a paper trail do you have to have. With ours it has got quite a lot. BUT I guess if it needs to be traced for whatever reason it makes sense. With the Kiwifruit we now get patd for high dry matter as well as size, and every tray has to be able to be traced back to it's orchard origin.The avocados are similar.

    What a nasty thisle. We don't have that in NZ. Do you know it's name?

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  19. I love these harvest photos! Wow!

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  20. Fantastic post, it's so good to see pictures of the harvest. Amazing how big the machinery is let alone how big the grain piles are!

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  21. I guess you're well on your way to getting that 4-6 inches! No harvesting for a while I guess now. Not perfect timing really... but what can we do?! Great post!

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  22. Great photos- thanks for showing.

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