The "wheaties" are here this afternoon to harvest the wheat. It's not a high yield year at all, so it'll be interesting to see how many bushels/acre we make. The wheaties travel from Canada to Texas harvesting for people along the way, then they head back up for the corn harvest and further on to haul fuel to the diamond mines in the arctic circle. As I gaze out the window, the wind is again blowing full force with all of the wheat chafings filling the air! Their combines are GINORMOUS and look like aliens from some sci-fi flick! As amazing huge as they are, they work with practiced precision -almost like a tightly choreographed ballet - one swiping east, while the other swipes west.. laying 12 foot wide swathes of wheatstalk....wish I had my camera.
Two weeks ago, we had some bad storms pass through and dropped @ 4+ inches of rain. It filled the pond up and saturated all of the land for miles. That felt good. Here are some pics of the lower pasture after the rains.