This blog post is for my dad, he’s a farmer. I guess the rest of you can read it too. It’s based on my limited knowledge of agriculture and my observations, most from a moving train. I’m sure I have a lot of what’s going on wrong. Sorry. If you’re my dad you’ll forgive my ignorance and since this is meant for him the rest of you will have to forgive me too.
I haven’t been able to give you any Iowa farm reports, so here’s my farm report from Romania.
On the train these past couple weeks I’ve been watching the corn harvest.
The corn stalks are cut down and the stalks gathered into sheaves. The corn comes off at some point here and at least a portion of it ends up in corn cribs on farms. Sorry about the bad picture of corn cribs. They are hard to get from a moving train.
This is what’s left when everything is out.
At some point there is fire. Not sure how or why. It’s also difficult to get a picture of it. So here’s a slightly blurry picture of the fire. And another of someone doing some burning.
Hay is also being harvested. I have seen it being stored in a variety of ways.
Round haystacks seem to be most common. They are my favorite.