Monday, 14 November 2016

Oats......

I took these pics on Friday on my walk.............this is our oat crop...........lost of weeds as from once it started to germinate it was very very wet for months..................so wet one paddock was flooded 5-6 times and very little oats came up.............this one was in about a week earlier............and in a slight slope.....well for extremely flat country it was a slope...............
a tunnel of oats................
It's amazing how tall some of it is........Boy Wonder is 6'6 and some parts are taller them him...........I would get lost in there.........it's very tall........
see the patch in the front of the pic didn't come up..........
some oats i rubbed out of the husk...........
the problem is secondary growth and lots have the same problem...........
it is pretty much ready to strip except see those green stems............
see the green heads in this pic............causes problems stripping..........
You need it all to look more like this and the grain comes out of the shell much better and stores better...............the silos in town will knock you back with too many green heads.......and too much moisture...................
On Friday it was 34degs Sat 35 yesterday 29...........today it has struggled to make 18 degs,.,............I am working in the office and on the UHF radio I can hear some header drivers and one of them just said it is the first time he has had the heater on while harvesting......I'm surprised it was even going for them....sometimes crops just won't strip well when it is too cool...........
I've had jeans, long sleeve top and a vest on all day and socks.........just warm enough..........very bleak cloudy day for sure......
Won't last for long.........30 and up from Wednesday............35-36 on the weekend again............now that's more like harvest temps.........and that will bring on the green heads to ripen.........
have a great week everyone............
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

'Keeping the love of blogging alive'

14 comments:

  1. Hi Chooky interesting post and gee your boy is tall ,does he pat you on the head ,lol.
    Hope it is a good harvest for you my friend xx

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  2. Good wishes for the harvest....do not enter the field on foot, we would not want you to get lost!

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  3. Good luck with the warmer weather this week. Hope all goes well with the crop

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  4. Hope all goes well at harvest. Farming can be frustrating and you seem to handle it all so well! We had a big problem with hay this summer. No rain for months and the second cut was very poor and no third cut at all. Can't complain because others had it so much worse. Good luck!

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  5. I learned something new today. I hope you will have a good harvest.
    KATRIN W.

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  6. good luck with the harvest, hope the hot weather comes back soon!

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  7. Your Boy Wonder is nice and tall! We had the fire on last night....good luck with that harvest!

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  8. that crop sure is tall, hope the green ones soon ripen, and I can tell that you are from another state, as in SA we would be reaping, not stripping! Brings back memories of farming days! Thankyou. The weather certainly has been changeable, had the wood fire going again on the weekend.

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  9. gosh I never knew oats grew so tall! getting the harvest in at just the right time is a challenge for you farmers. Weve had a cool wind in too... so strange but welcome...
    Hugz

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  10. THe weather is so typical. Hot one day freezing the next LOL. It is going to be hot towards the weekend here but I will believe it when I feel it. My FMS has been acting up the past 2 days so I am looking forward to the hot weather.LOts of oats there and interesting to see how high it grows.

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  11. Harvest hasn't gotten underway down here yet, but hay making is in full swing.

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  12. Good luck with harvest - hope there's not too many green heads.

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  13. Wow! That is some crop. Hopefully it is ready to harvest before long

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