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Thread: Farmers harvesting crops yet in your areas?

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    Farmers harvesting crops yet in your areas? How time flies by!

    Our neighbor is harvesting the beans behind our house. It will look different seeing the field all harvested.

    He will be shelling corn in a few more weeks!

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    I live in town now, but the farmers should be harvesting beans, wheat, grain, and alfalfa. There is also some onions and dill. They are also picking corn and they are picking watermelons down in the canyon. I saw these at the farmers market. Potatoes and sugar beets will start soon(if they haven't already). Usually all through September and into October.

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    Our farmers are picking corn and have been for a week or so. It is early here but had a nice spring to get them in. Also had a wet spring, will see if the extreme heat hurts their yeilds.

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    the only thing they harvest on long island is potatoes. we have farms out east, but they're small maybe 100 acres. oh and wine, we're famous for our wine too

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    Love wine, we like to look up Wineries we have not been too. I think we collect more than we drink. LOL

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    We have a few wineries in Idaho now too. I wouldn't have even imagined it when I was little.

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    I was raised on a farm and so was hubby, lots of work this time of year

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    It is a lot of hard work. My late husband worked on farm when we were first married. I remember him leaving at sunrise and coming home after dark. One night during grain harvest he fell asleep at the table, his head dropped and he was snoring. That is tired!!!! I have a lot of respect for the people who work out in the fields.

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    I live in Southern Ontario and we are having our earliest year for harvesting in years. The winter wheat is off and right now DH is combining oats and barley. Potatoes will be next and we don't grow beans or corn. We don't usually start digging potatoes until after our local fair (3rd week of September) and will be at least 2 weeks early this year. Now I'm wondering if winter will be early too as all the crops are ahead of schedule.

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    Cotton here.

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    Getting close, hubby's parents still farm about 400 acres. He helps them and also another farmer closer to home, plus has a regular full time job. He worries I'll get lonely during harvest, gives me more time to sew after work. I love Fall, my favorite season.

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    Fruits and veggies are harvested here year round. The strawberries are done, not yet tomato time or corn time. Lemons and oranges are year round almost. Lots of folks are harvesting Avocados. There is lettuce and celery harvested all the time. too early for the peppers, we have had a cold summer!!!

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    Nice post. Thank you. Gave me a little bit of being back home for a minute. You can take the girl out of the country but you can not take the country out of the girl.

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    Here in NE Iowa livestock farmers are chopping corn for silage, our guys included. One local farmer's corn was already too dry for chopping. DIL uncle's corn was 19% moisture last week. OBTW we usually chop corn the second week of September, depending on how many days of maturity the corn is. What a difference from last year when it never did get dry enough.

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    Soy beans and corn are in here. Cotton is all that is left to harvest.

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    Here in Nebraska they are predicting picking some corn in 2-3 weeks. We had a wet Spring and the corn was put in at all different times, but seems that most will still be ready about the same time. Farmers had much less irrigating to do because rains came often and at strategic times (with only a few scattered areas of hail damage this year, for a change). So the pivots are off and the pipe is being picked up for this year.

    The soy bean leaves are just now showing a change in color, so don't know how long they will be. (Wheat was cut the first week in July.)

    We've only had 2 tomatoes ripen in our garden so far, but hoping for more soon.

    (PS - the ragweed is healthy this year!!!!!!! :cry: )

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    Yesterday our hay crop was mowed for the second harvest this year. Those big round bales make great "spiders" for Halloween. (wrap in black plastic, put corrugated black drainage pipe in for legs and add 2 white pumpkins on top for eyes) I never get any Trick-or-Treaters. Wonder Why?

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    That's funny timing just noticed yesterday the road conyons are coming down, Corn coming down for silage, long days for the guys, seems like alfalfa almost year round here, w/5-6 cuttings but the prices are low, lots sent in from other areas. Only thing is when they defoliate the cotton and planes w/ the yuckey stuff.
    The best time for all else with all the fresh fruits and farm goodies. Yum
    I also appreciate all those who work in the fields !! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    Yesterday our hay crop was mowed for the second harvest this year. Those big round bales make great "spiders" for Halloween. (wrap in black plastic, put corrugated black drainage pipe in for legs and add 2 white pumpkins on top for eyes) I never get any Trick-or-Treaters. Wonder Why?
    That sounds cute!! :lol:

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    Nice big juicy Jersey Beefsteak tomatoes and sweet white corn right now. DH and I had a great BLT sandwich for lunch this afternoon. Haven't liked the Jersey peaches I've bought this summer, not juicy at all just mealy.

    Zucchini and eggplant were plentiful in the farm market last week, made a great zucchini pie for dinner. Not a sweet pie, an impossible Bisquick pie that is more like a fritta. We love it with slices of beefsteak tomates and maybe some fried Italian pepper, the long green ones, on the side. Wouldn't hurt to have a link of Italian sausage too. May in Jersey

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    Sunflowers are harvested.

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    Deep in the middle of canning spaghetti sauce and tomatoes. Tons more to go.... Done with cucumbers and pickles. See some nice big pumpkins in the garden.

    Want to get some peaches to can next. Have to cram it in- leaving Thurs. for NC to visit family.

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    Nothing here yet. I can't remember what part of Indiana you're from but apparently way south of us. We had a lot of late planting in our area due to too much rain so I have a feeling harvest won't be for a while. Usually dh gets in the field in early September but it may be mid to late Sept this year. :( In all of our driving around we haven't seen any beans ready to cut and only one field that is close.

    dh just said there have been a few chopping corn around here. For silage. He also said someone had 22% corn last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    Deep in the middle of canning spaghetti sauce and tomatoes. Tons more to go.... Done with cucumbers and pickles. See some nice big pumpkins in the garden.

    Want to get some peaches to can next. Have to cram it in- leaving Thurs. for NC to visit family.
    OK, now I'm jealous! :mrgreen: lol
    After weeks of 100+ temps here, my tomatoes, bell peppers and a few summer squash is all that is hanging on. Everything else burned up. I got 1 Baggie of green beans, before my vines died. I am still hoping to keep the rest alive long enough to produce. So far, I have gotten small peppers, and 3 golf ball sized tomatoes, out of 12 plants. Down in the upper 90's now, so with watering, maybe they will produce a Beefsteak tomato by October, that will suffice for a BLT.
    Normally, I would be canning tomatoes too, making relish and pickles, and catsup.
    This year, we have had a plague of grasshoppers that even ate the decorative monkey grass, moles, gophers, squash bugs and locusts.
    It's been so hot I started putting out water for the rabbits, and the turtles have cooked their feet trying to cross roads, to find a stock tank that had water.

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    Ive already had my hay cut 3 times this year..........may get 4, and that would be SO nice!
    Corn here is two weeks ahead , butits not dried up here yet, still pretty green!

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