Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Harvest Day on the Farm

Amazingly it is the beginning of November and we are having some fairly nice weather! We have had snow on Halloween in the past and it stayed so this weekend is a real blessing. As you know, Autumn is truly one of my favorite times of the year and one of my most favorite sounds of all time is the unloading of corn into the corn silo. 

This picture is the cornfield across the street with the Awesome John Deere Combine harvesting the corn. This is the view I have every day. Sometimes I wish I appreciated it more, but I so do enjoy the scenery. 

Once the corn is harvested by the combine, it is trucked back to the home farm, where I live and it is loaded using gravity to unload it. The sound that this makes is my favorite sound of harvest on the farm. I went over and took a picture so you would know what I mean. This is my brother-in-law Joe guiding the corn into the Silo loader.

This is a close up picture of the corn actually unloading. My favorite sound. from the distance it has an amazing sound but up close it is almost deafening. My BIL Joe was wearing ear protection, I can see why. I think you could go deaf in a hurry!

I just need to show off this little cutie. My son Eliah, yes, the one with the smooshed truck, calls her Red. We usually only have black and white cows on our farm, so she is a real special little lady. She is in a calf pen enjoying the sunshine on this beautiful day. 

I have always wanted to share my favorite sound. I only get to hear it for a brief time every fall and I even crack the windows so I can hear it all the better. It just makes it feel more like fall. Have a great week!

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