Let’s start off this post with one of my favorite jokes… Because you should always have something to make you laugh, or at the very least make you crack a smile during your day! (Also, with the temps staying so incredibly hot, I felt it appropriate to share a joke about an animal that would live in much colder temps!)
What do you call a polar bear wearing ear muffs?!?!
Wait for it….Wait for it…..
I guess you will have to read on to find out the answer!
So back to the original point of this post! Friday, August 14, marked the first official day of Summer Harvest 2015. To get this season started off appropriately, Will and I went out for one last night out together on Thursday before his days pretty much become nothing but “farm!” We went to Kathryn’s on Moon Lake and had a wonderful meal, wine, and of course dessert! (Will even realized I was not going to share mine and ordered his own, without me saying it!)
During Summer Harvest, King Farms will cut their corn, rice, and soybeans. Right now a lot of their corn is ready so that is what you will see to follow. The rice fields safe starting to be drained so the rice will begin to dry out and some of the beans are actually still getting some water. (They are the beans that were planted in place of the wheat they cut.)
Since I do not work on Saturdays any longer (cheers to that!) I went out to the farm to see Will for lunch and to see everything happening.
Here is their granary. They have actually added several more grain bins since last summer, so it has grown quite a bit if you have not seen it recently.
It really is just a small convenience and tackle store, but they do have a kitchen and serve sandwiches, chicken strips, salads, breakfast, and even plate lunches Monday through Friday. Will eats lunch here most days and on a lot of their later nights on the farm they will get the guys dinner from here. (They’re a Sysco customer too, so of course that is a bonus!) Oh, and that’s Will’s every day attire for work, in case you were wondering what he as a farmer may wear! Sometimes the shorts are camo shorts.)
From lunch we went on to one of the corn fields being cut.
That’s about twelve rows of corn it cuts down at once. At the end of a row, the combine (the thing cutting corn) will empty out:
Now that you know all about harvesting corn, I’m guessing you’re still curious about the answer to my joke at the beginning of this post!
What do you call a polar bear wearing ear muffs??!
Anything you want to! He can’t hear you!!!
(You know you at least smiled!)
Oh? What am I currently baking? Well most recently I baked some cupcakes for these awesome co-workers from my old territory with Sysco. At the beginning of July, they helped to cover my accounts while I was out of town! (Lyndsey- I may have used your pictures!)
Thanks for reading!!