Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Comments working now!!!Sunflower harvest is FINALLY upon us & I have been BOOed

*Thank you to Betty who let me
know that my comment form
was not working!!! Thanks!!
I was wondering why I didn't
have any comments!!!!
Sunflower harvest is in full swing
and things are really busy here.
Sometimes I am not sure if I am coming or going!! I am starting to feel the pressure of getting through harvest, getting kids to
and from activities and
I don't have much ready for an upcoming show. I have been up since 5:30 am writing to do lists! Jr. Farmer requested Blueberry Waffles for breakfast so I whipped up a batch for everyone. It's beginning to really seem like fall even with our warm 70 degree temperatures. The sun doesn't come up until after 8 am and so my kids leave for school in the dark. I don't like that....it just seems so early! I feel like they should be home snuggling with me! Luckily, Lil' Farm Boy is still home with me!! We have a busy day with harvesting. Lil' Farmchick has basketball practice and we have church tonight. I also have to plan for the school Halloween Party. This is my 10th year of being a room mom!
Remember what our sunflowers looked like in July? Now they look like this. I know, not as pretty
but they must dry down in order
for us to combine them!!
The seeds have to be dry.

This is Mr. Farmer harvesting

with one of the combines.

Notice on the top of the combine

you can see the sunflowers seeds piling

up in the hopper? That means it is almost

time to dump the combine or the seed will run

out on the ground....and that's a no- no!

(I have accidentally overflowed the hopper

in the past...it is one thing that makes

farmers get a little upset but they do get over it!

This shows the seeds coming out of the combine

auger going into the graincart. The graincart

then dumps the seeds into the grain trailer.

I love combining sunflowers....

they are my favorite crop to harvest.

It is so much fun to be in the combine!

I hope you enjoyed the harvest!!

Oh and I have been BOOed by

my friends Harbor Hon

and LisaJanelle

If you are a regular follower

of my blog...consider yourself

BOOed!!!! Oh also if

you follow my blog feel

free to add your name

to the "Follow my Blog"

on the right hand side bar!

As always, please leave me

a comment and let me know

you were here to visit!!!

Please forgive the spacing

of this post...something

weird happened and

I don't have time to

keep messing with

it in order to

fix it!!!!

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27 sweet chicks commented here:

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I just had to come by again now that your comments are working. I have always enjoyed watching the corn & soybeans being harvested in my area, but sunflower seeds has got to be the most romantic harvest ever. I love it!

Smiles,
Lea

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

That looks like so much fun....would love to be riding in the combine with you.

Have a great day!

Blessings,

Kathy

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Even though the sunflower field needs to be dried to harvest, it's still a beautiful sight to see. Love watching your farm being worked ... now that's America! xxoo

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Hi FarmChick,

I enjoyed this harvest post very much! I love sunflowers.

Sharon said...

Enjoyed seeing the harvest of your sunflowers. I love sunflowers.
Thanks also for the Carmel Krispies.
I am going to try them this weekend.
Blessings

Coloradolady said...

I think I would like being a sunflower farmer! My birds and squirels would be doing cartwheels over that truckload. Have a great weekend.

Be sure to enter my giveaway this week if you have not done so. It ends friday.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love sunflowers, thanks for sharing about how they are harvested! I learn so much about farming from your blog:) Very hard work!!!
Rondell

Merrie. said...

Hi Farmchick I finally posted my award from you; sorry it took so long! I am spacing out I swear! Anyhoo; I was looking for that info on changing your font over at Jolene's blog and I can't find it; can you give me a link to it? I am at wheretheblackbirdssing@gmail.com if you can help!:) Thanks so much; I too would love to drive the combine; I watch them here all the time; I'm like; me,let me do it for you! LOL!

Betty said...

Oh, boy, now I can tell you again how much I enjoy reading about your farm. I've never been on a farm or in a combine; both sound like lots of work and lots of fun! Love the sunflowers...one of my favorites!

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh how I remember harvest... but we had wheat. I was wondering about your comment line, I tried several times. I thought it was just me!!! Glad you have it back!!!

Country Girl said...

Nice pictures, I love sunflowers!
Still waiting to hear about your font secret??? ~Kim

Lisa said...

I love to learn new things. Great post!!

Back in the Day said...

Thanks for letting us into your harvesting world! I love the sunflowers! I would LOVE to have a field of them to enjoy! Your pics are beautiful!

Kindra said...

Our sunflowers are looking quite "sad" right now-but ready for harvest! They are just so beautfiful when they are in bloom!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow...your trailer on the semi looks very long..any idea what length it is?

We are full force into the corn harvest...don't know if I am coming or going either. It does make it easier with older kids tho!

Linda said...

Well now I feel better - Thought it was me! My new security program doesn't like blogger for some reason!

I loved reading about and seeing the harvest. I love all the farming info I have learned from your blog.

Have a great weekend!

Heidi Kaisand said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I am a farmer's wife, too! Although we farm in the evening and on weekends around our full-time jobs. We're working hard on getting the corn out and calves weaned this time of year. And, your carmel crispy recipe looks yummy!

Lisa said...

Come by and see me I have something for you.

Shannon said...

Love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing the harvest of those lovely sunflowers!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

YEA! I'm so glad it is working now! I asked someone to email you because I didn't have a way to contact you. I'm so glad that someone was able to let you know.
Love the photos of the sunflowers. I bet it would be my favorite too. I just love them and they remind me of my Mama. They were her favorite flowers!
I hope you are having a great day so far.
~Carolyn

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

The sunflowers look amazing! I can't get over how gorgeous fields of sunflowers are!

Blessings!
Lacy

vivian said...

wow.. all those sunflowers! I've always wondered how the combine sorts the seeds from the stems and stuff?? your post was very interesting!
hugs
vivian

Vickie said...

I love coming to your blog I always find something interesting to read about. Take Care :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Redneck girl on your play list? Is that one word or two? Our 70 degree weather sure has changed, but the snow it quite beautiful. Great pictures. I whipped up blueberry waffles for breakfast today too, o.k., not true. I got to stay home today. My cabana boy took H to school today!

Roxie said...

Glad I found your blog. Will be back!

Paige said...

Sunflowers are so pretty, I would be taking pics all the time.

How many acres of them do you do?

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