Friday, November 9, 2012

Farm Girl Friday -9 November 2012

The Farmer and the Farm Girl are finished with the Farmers' Market for the year, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down here on the farm yet.  Now it's time to see just how much damage a level 3/almost level 4 drought has done.
Remember back in the spring.  We spent tens of thousands of dollars on seed and we got such a good early start...
Colin has the soy beans all harvested.  We ended up with about 85% of our expected soy bean harvest.  Just enough that we won't get a crop insurance payout, but not as much as we had hoped.  Now Colin and Dad are working on the grain corn.  It's not looking good.  Right now we are getting about 40% of what we should get.  With the cut backs in the barn I'm not sure if that will be enough to feed the pigs in the coming year.  Colin may have to cut the sows back a bit more.
The 1500 cloves of garlic are tucked in the ground under the straw for the winter.  The tomatoes are all pulled out and the pumpkin patch has been put to bed.
And now for some random Ella  :)
Ella had a great time playing the other day in an early November snow flurry.  Her new dress and tights got a little dirty because she was digging in her garden but apparently it was my fault.  I had told her to 'stay out of the mud' not 'stay out of the dirt' too.
But how do I stay angry with this face  :)

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