Thursday, August 30, 2012

wheat harvest, part 1

We were given a wheat field. What? Yup, it was grown by a store that my husband does business with, and they said if you combine it, it's yours. What a blessing you might say. And it's organic! Even better. See how pretty it is...

...well was.
 It's not 100's of acres like out west, but it's still nice to look at. And hardly any weeds!
 Growing wheat has been something my husband has wanted to do for a long time, and did once, but that field has been taken back and we can no longer grow any wheat. But when this opportunity came knocking he took it! He kept an eye on it and tested the moisture and all that to make sure it didn't go past what it should be.

Up close of the combine cutting the wheat.

My man up on his tractor!
Back side view of combining. Perfect weather.

 The gravity box almost full of wheat to be cleaned.

Here it is. Yes that is a thermometer stuck in there. We had to take the temperature of it to make sure it wasn't getting too hot.
I'll have part two, the cleaning soon. Just life got busy here for a few days. Now with home school in session...every day just got even fuller! 
Have a great day all!


  1. What a wonderful gift...especially with the grain prices as high as they are right now! Will you bale straw now?

  2. A whole field of organic wheat? A blessing indeed! I'll be interested in seeing how you cleaned it. Is the combine yours? What a great deal!

  3. WOW, what a great deal! I have so many questions...what do ya'll do with the stalks? Do you grind it for flour?

  4. How blessed you guys are ☺

  5. Wow! What are y'all going to do with all that wheat? I just did a blog post about making bread with wheat berries today.